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single parent

  

      n  
a    a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried  
b    (as modifier)  
a single-parent family        (Also called (N.Z.))    solo parent  
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single  
      adj   usually prenominal  
1    existing alone; solitary  
upon the hill stood a single tower     
2    distinct from other things; unique or individual  
3    composed of one part  
4    designed for one user  
a single room, a single bed     
5    also postpositive   unmarried  
6    connected with the condition of being unmarried  
he led a single life     
7    (esp. of combat) involving two individuals; one against one  
8    sufficient for one person or thing only  
a single portion of food     
9    even one  
there wasn't a single person on the beach     
10    (of a flower) having only one set or whorl of petals  
11    determined; single-minded  
a single devotion to duty     
12    (of the eye) seeing correctly  
to consider something with a single eye     
13    Rare   honest or sincere; genuine  
14    Archaic   (of ale, beer, etc.) mild in strength  
      n  
15    something forming one individual unit  
16    an unmarried person  
17    a gramophone record, CD, or cassette with a short recording, usually of pop music, on it  
18      (Golf)   a game between two players  
19      (Cricket)   a hit from which one run is scored  
20   
a      (Brit)   a pound note  
b      (U.S. and Canadian)   a dollar note  
21       See       single ticket  
      vb  
22    tr; usually foll by: out   to select from a group of people or things; distinguish by separation  
he singled him out for special mention     
23    tr   to thin out (seedlings)  
24       short for       single-foot     (See also)        singles  
     (C14: from Old French sengle, from Latin singulus individual)  
  singleness      n  


single-acting  
      adj   (of a reciprocating engine or pump) having a piston or pistons that are pressurized on one side only  
   Compare       double-acting       1  
single-action  
      n   modifier   (of a firearm) requiring the hammer to be cocked by hand before firing  
single-blind  
      adj   of or relating to an experiment, esp. one to discover people's reactions to certain commodities, drugs, etc., in which the experimenters but not the subjects know the particulars of the test items during the experiment  
   Compare       double-blind  
single bond  
      n     (Chem)   a covalent bond formed between two atoms by the sharing of one pair of electrons  
single-breasted  
      adj   (of a garment) having the fronts overlapping only slightly and with one row of fastenings  
single-cell protein  
      n   protein that is produced by micro-organisms fermenting in liquid or gaseous petroleum fractions or other organic substances: used as a food supplement,   (Abbrev.)    SCP  
single cream  
      n   cream having a low fat content that does not thicken with beating  
single-cross  
      n     (Genetics)   a hybrid of the first generation between two inbred lines  
single-cut file  
      n   a file with teeth in one direction only: used for filing soft material  
single-decker  
      n     (Brit)  
informal   a bus with only one passenger deck  
single density  
      n     (Computing)   a disk with the normal capacity for storage  
single-end  
      n     (Scot)  
dialect   accommodation consisting of a single room  
single-ended  
      adj     (Electronics)   (of an amplifier) having one side of the input and one side of the output connected to earth: used for an unbalanced signal  
single entry  
      n  
a    a simple book-keeping system in which transactions are entered in one account only  
   Compare       double entry  
b    (as modifier)  
a single-entry account     
single file  
      n   a line of persons, animals, or things ranged one behind the other, either stationary or moving  
single-foot  
      n  
1    a rapid showy gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately, as in a walk  
      vb  
2    to move or cause to move at this gait  
single-handed  
      adj  
      adv  
1    unaided or working alone  
a single-handed crossing of the Atlantic     
2    having or operated by one hand or one person only  
  single-handedly      adv  
  single-handedness      n  
single-lens reflex  
      n      See       reflex camera  
single market  
      n   a market consisting of a number of nations, esp. those of the European Union, in which goods, capital, and currencies can move freely across borders without tariffs or restrictions  
single-minded  
      adj   having but one aim or purpose; dedicated  
  single-mindedly      adv  
  single-mindedness      n  
single parent  
      n  
a    a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried  
b    (as modifier)  
a single-parent family        (Also called (N.Z.))    solo parent  
single-phase  
      adj   (of a system, circuit, or device) having, generating, or using a single alternating voltage  
single-sex  
      adj   (of schools, etc.) admitting members of one sex only; not coeducational  
single sideband transmission  
      n   a method of transmitting radio waves in which either the upper or the lower sideband is transmitted, the carrier being either wholly or partially suppressed. This reduces the required bandwidth and improves the signal-to-noise ratio,   (Abbrev.)    SSB  
single-space  
      vb   tr   to type (copy) without leaving a space between the lines  
single-step  
      vb   , -steps, -stepping, -stepped   tr     (Computing)   to perform a single instruction on (a program), generally under the control of a debug program  
single tax  
      n     (U.S.)  
1    a taxation system in which a tax on one commodity, usually land, is the only source of revenue  
2    such a tax  
single thread  
      n     (Computing)   the execution of an entire task from beginning to end without interruption  
single ticket  
      n     (Brit)   a ticket entitling a passenger to travel only to his destination, without returning,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    one-way ticket      Compare       return ticket  
single-tongue  
      vb     (Music)   to play (any nonlegato passage) on a wind instrument by obstructing and uncovering the air passage through the lips with the tongue  
   Compare       double-tongue       triple-tongue  
  single tonguing      n  
single-track  
      adj  
1    (of a railway) having only a single pair of lines, so that trains can travel in only one direction at a time  
2    (of a road) only wide enough for one vehicle  
3    able to think about only one thing; one-track  
Single Transferable Vote  
      n   modifier   of or relating to a system of voting in which voters list the candidates in order of preference. Any candidate achieving a predetermined proportion of the votes in a constituency is elected. Votes exceeding this amount and those cast for the bottom candidate are redistributed according to the stated preferences. Redistribution continues until all the seats are filled,   (Abbrev.)    STV      See       proportional representation  

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single

  

      adj  
1    distinct, individual, lone, one, only, particular, separate, singular, sole, solitary, unique  
2    free, unattached, unmarried, unwed  
3    exclusive, individual, separate, simple, unblended, uncompounded, undivided, unmixed, unshared  
      vb  
4      (usually with)       out   choose, cull, distinguish, fix on, pick, pick on or out, put on one side, select, separate, set apart, winnow  


single-handed     
alone, by oneself, independently, on one's own, solo, unaided, unassisted, under one's own steam, without help  
single-minded     
dedicated, determined, dogged, fixed, hellbent     (informal)   monomaniacal, steadfast, stubborn, tireless, undeviating, unswerving, unwavering  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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adj.
an element that has a single dominating theme
for instance : having a theme that continues through more than one movement of a musical composition
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
vintage light on police car, i.e. a single dome with rotating lights inside. Thus nicknamed because of it's resemblance with bubblegum machines.
[US];[Coll.] Syn. bubble gum machine, gumball machine.
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
n.
child care provided by foster parents
abbr. acron.
Short for "parents are watching"
[Fam.];[Slang] Used by kids as a warning that an adult is around and so they aren't free to talk.
n.
a broad difference in values and attitudes between one and another especially between parents and their children
n.
feeling of emptiness experienced by parents after the children leave their home
[Psych.]
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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