dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


3 definitions found
 for Single entry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Single \Sin"gle\, a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in
     simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See
     Simple, and cf. Singular.]
     1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting
        of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              No single man is born with a right of controlling
              the opinions of all the rest.         --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Alone; having no companion.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Who single hast maintained,
              Against revolted multitudes, the cause
              Of truth.                             --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Single chose to live, and shunned to wed. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others;
        as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single
        combat.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . .
              Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight.
                                                    --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to
              compound.                             --I. Watts.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I speak it with a single heart.       --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.
                                                    --Beau. & Fl.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Single ale, Single beer, or Single drink, small ale,
        etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is
        stronger. [Obs.] --Nares.
  
     Single bill (Law), a written engagement, generally under
        seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty.
        --Burril.
  
     Single court (Lawn Tennis), a court laid out for only two
        players.
  
     Single-cut file. See the Note under 4th File.
  
     Single entry. See under Bookkeeping.
  
     Single file. See under 1st File.
  
     Single flower (Bot.), a flower with but one set of petals,
        as a wild rose.
  
     Single knot. See Illust. under Knot.
  
     Single whip (Naut.), a single rope running through a fixed
        block.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entry \En"try\, n.; pl. Entries. [OE. entree, entre, F.
     entr['e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter, and cf.
     Entr['e]e.]
     1. The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance;
        ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the
        entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a
        river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an
        entry upon an undertaking.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in
        writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry
        of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A notary made an entry of this act.   --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a
        house or other building, or to a room; a vestibule; an
        adit, as of a mine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Com.) The exhibition or depositing of a ship's papers at
        the customhouse, to procure license to land goods; or the
        giving an account of a ship's cargo to the officer of the
        customs, and obtaining his permission to land the goods.
        See Enter, v. t., 8, and Entrance, n., 5.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Law)
        (a) The actual taking possession of lands or tenements, by
            entering or setting foot on them.
        (b) A putting upon record in proper form and order.
        (c) The act in addition to breaking essential to
            constitute the offense or burglary. --Burrill.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Bill of entry. See under Bill.
  
     Double entry, Single entry. See Bookkeeping.
  
     Entry clerk (Com.), a clerk who makes the original entries
        of transactions in a business.
  
     Writ of entry (Law), a writ issued for the purpose of
        obtaining possession of land from one who has unlawfully
        entered and continues in possession. --Bouvier.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  single entry
      n 1: a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in
           only one account [syn: single entry, single-entry
           bookkeeping]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org