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Definition of Singular


  1. Separate or apart from others; single; distinct.
  2. Engaged in by only one on a side; single.
  3. Existing by itself; single; individual.
  4. Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular.
  5. Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed to dual and plural.
  6. Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.
  7. Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments.
  8. Departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure.
  9. Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique.
  10. An individual instance; a particular.
  11. The singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number.

Singular Quotations

To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves - there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
Joan Didion

Remember: Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive.
Kinky Friedman

The whole history of pop music had rested on the first person singular, with occasional intrusions of the second person singular.
Brian Eno

Seduction is always more singular and sublime than sex and it commands the higher price.
Jean Baudrillard

Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility.
Rick Perry
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Singular Translations

singular in German is Einzahl
singular in Italian is singolare
singular in Swedish is ovanlig

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