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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Without the presence of others; alone.
  • adv. Without the help of others; single-handed.
  • adv. One by one; individually.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a single or unaccompanied manner; without a companion.
  • adv. Individually; particularly; severally
  • adv. Without partners, companions, or associates; single-handed
  • adv. Honestly; sincerely; simply.
  • adv. Singularly; peculiarly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Individually; particularly; severally.
  • adv. Only; by one's self; alone.
  • adv. Without partners, companions, or associates; single-handed.
  • adv. Honestly; sincerely; simply.
  • adv. Singularly; peculiarly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • As a unit; as or in the form or capacity of one person or thing.
  • Individually; particularly; separately; one at a time.
  • Without aid or accompaniment; alone.
  • Solely; uniquely; singularly.
  • Honestly; sincerely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. one by one; one at a time
  • adv. apart from others

Etymologies

See single, Middle English senglely. (Wiktionary)

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