Definition of Singleton

1. Noun. A single object (as distinguished from a pair).

Generic synonyms: 1, Ace, I, One, Single, Unity
Specialized synonyms: Fellow, Mate

2. Noun. A set containing a single member.
Generic synonyms: Set

3. Noun. The playing card that is the only card in a suit held in a bridge hand as initially dealt.
Generic synonyms: Playing Card

Definition of Singleton

1. n. In certain games at cards, as whist, a single card of any suit held at the deal by a player; as, to lead a singleton.

Definition of Singleton

1. Noun. (context: playing cards) A playing card that is the only one of its suit in a hand, especially at bridge. ¹

2. Noun. A single object, especially one of a group. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A class that may not be instantiated more than once, i.e. that implements the singleton design pattern. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) A set with exactly one element. ¹

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Definition of Singleton

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Singleton

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Literary usage of Singleton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The "A.L.A." Index An Index to General Literature, Biographical, Historical by William Isaac Fletcher, American Library Association (1914)
"(ED Neill) singleton, E. Historic landmarks, 195- 200. St. Augustine. ... (Charles Dickens) singleton, E. Great rivers, 46- Saint Lo. ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1893)
"To Thomas singleton my sone and haire a sylver salt seller percell ... To Laurence singleton the best heffer at the house saving one that he will chuse. ..."

3. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Fish (1905)
"As to singleton and Hughes, I think they are not in Richmond by any ... I believe I gave Hughes a card putting him with singleton on the same letter. ..."

4. A List of the Lancashire Wills Proved Within the Archdeaconry of Richmond by Henry Fishwick, Somerset House (1884)
"singleton, James, of Fullwood, A Admon 1678 singleton, Jane, of Dilworth, A , 1680 singleton, John, of Barton, gunsmith, A 1629 singleton, John, of Bispham, ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"singleton, or the grantee of the latter, Airs. Carrie singleton, were tenants in common of a certain described tract of land. ..."

6. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1884)
"[Proved June 19, 1588.] THE WILL OF JOHN singleton OF STAINING, IN THE COUNTY OF LANCASTER, ESQ.' [1589.] IN the &c. I John singleton of ..."

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