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Definition 1: the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for singular in the sense of this definition

(singular is a kind of ...) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"

Definition 2: grammatical number category referring to a single item or unit - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 3: composed of one member, set, or kind - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 4: unusual or striking - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where singular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a remarkable sight
  • such poise is singular in one so young

Synonyms for singular in the sense of this definition

(singular is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

Definition 5: being a single and separate person or thing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where singular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(singular is similar to ...) being or characteristic of a single thing or person

"individual drops of rain" "please mark the individual pages" "they went their individual ways"

Definition 6: the single one of its kind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where singular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a singular example
  • the unique existing example of Donne's handwriting
  • a unique copy of an ancient manuscript
  • certain types of problems have unique solutions

Synonyms for singular in the sense of this definition

(singular is similar to ...) existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual

"upon the hill stood a single tower" "had but a single thought which was to escape" "a single survivor" "a single serving" "a single lens" "a single thickness"

Definition 7: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where singular or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a curious hybrid accent
  • her speech has a funny twang
  • they have some funny ideas about war
  • had an odd name
  • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
  • something definitely queer about this town
  • what a rum fellow
  • singular behavior

Synonyms for singular in the sense of this definition

(singular is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

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