- The definition of singular is something one-of-a-kind, or something that is strange or unusual in some way.
When there is only one version of something, this is an example of a situation where there would be a singular version.
- Singular is a grammar term that is defined as the form of a word used when discussing only one person.
"He" is an example of a singular pronoun.
- being the only one of its kind; single; unique: a singular specimen
- exceptional; extraordinary; remarkable: singular beauty
- peculiar; strange; odd: what a singular remark!
- Archaic existing apart from others; separate; individual
- Gram. designating or of the category of number that refers to only one person or thing
- Logic of an individual or particular thing considered by itself
Origin: Middle English singuler from Old French from Classical Latin singularis from singulus, single
- the singular number
- the singular form of a word
- a word in singular form
- Logic a thing considered apart from all others
- singularly adverb
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- Being only one; individual.
- Being the only one of a kind; unique.
- Being beyond what is ordinary or usual; remarkable.
- Deviating from the usual or expected; odd. See Synonyms at strange.
- Grammar a. Of, relating to, or being a noun, pronoun, or adjective denoting a single person or thing or several entities considered as a single unit.b. Of, relating to, or being a verb expressing the action or state of a single subject.
- Logic Of or relating to the specific as distinguished from the general; individual.
- The singular number or a form designating it.
- A word having a singular number.
Origin: Middle English singuler, from Old French, from Latin singulāris, from singulus, single; see single.
- sinˈgu·lar·ly adverb
- sinˈgu·lar·ness noun