More definitions of "singular":
- (adj): Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected.
Example: "Singular behavior"
Synonyms: curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy
- (adj): The single one of its kind.
Example: "A singular example"
- (adj): Unusual or striking.
Example: "Such poise is singular in one so young"
- (adj): Being a single and separate person or thing.
Example: "Can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"; "every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James
- (adj): Grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit.
Famous quotes containing the word singular:
“The spider-mind acquires a faculty of memory, and, with it, a singular skill of analysis and synthesis, taking apart and putting together in different relations the meshes of its trap. Man had in the beginning no power of analysis or synthesis approaching that of the spider, or even of the honey-bee; but he had acute sensibility to the higher forces.”
—Henry Brooks Adams (18381918)
“mouth to mouth, the covers
pulled over our shoulders
we drowse as horses drowse afield,
in accord; though the fall cold
surrounds our warm bed, and though
by day we are singular and often lonely.”
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)
“Not from this anger, anticlimax after
Refusal struck her loin and the lame flower
Bent like a beast to lap the singular floods....”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)