What is singular?

  • (noun): The form of a word that is used to denote a singleton.
    Synonyms: singular form
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "singular":

  • (adj): The single one of its kind.
    Example: "A singular example"
    Synonyms: unique
  • (adj): Unusual or striking.
    Example: "Such poise is singular in one so young"
    Synonyms: remarkable
  • (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 (1838–1918)

    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 (1914–1953)