Single vs Oneway - What's the difference?

single | oneway |

As a noun single

is single (45rpm vinyl record).

As an adjective oneway is





  • Not accompanied by anything else; one in number.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders
  • , title= Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=The single -imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail. It’s therefore not surprising that most cameras mimic this arrangement.}}
  • Not divided in parts.
  • Designed for the use of only one.
  • Performed by one person, or one on each side.
  • a single combat
  • * Milton
  • These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, / Who now defies thee thrice to single fight.
  • Not married, and also not dating.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
  • * Dryden
  • Single chose to live, and shunned to wed.
  • (botany) Having only one rank or row of petals.
  • (obsolete) Simple and honest; sincere, without deceit.
  • * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , Luke XI:
  • Therefore, when thyne eye is single : then is all thy boddy full off light. Butt if thyne eye be evyll: then shall all thy body be full of darknes?
  • * Shakespeare
  • I speak it with a single heart.
  • Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
  • * I. Watts
  • Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to compound.
  • (obsolete) Simple; foolish; weak; silly.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.


    * (not accompanied by anything else) lone, sole * (not divided in parts) unbroken, undivided, uniform * (not married) unmarried


    * (single) divorced, married, widowed

    Derived terms

    * single-acting * single bed * single-blind/single blind * single bond * single-cell * single-celled * single-click * single combat * single cream * single crochet * single cross * single crystal * single currency * single data rate * single-decker * singledom * single-elimination * single entry * single-eyed * single file * single flower * single-fold * single-foot * single grave * single-handed * single-handedly * single-hearted * singlehood * single-horse * single-issue * single leaf * single-line * single knot * single malt * single market * single-minded * single money * single mother * singleness * single-o * single option * single parent * single-phase * single-phasing * singleplayer * single-ply roof * single pneumonia * single-point * single-point urban interchange * single point of failure * single precision * single prop * single quote * singler * single scull * single-sex * single shell * single shot * single-shot * single sourcing * single-space * single-spaced * single-spacing * single standard * single star system * singlestick * single stitch * single supplement * singlet * single tax * singleton * single track * single union agreement * single-valued * single-wide * single-word


    (en noun)
  • A 45 RPM vinyl record with one song on side A and one on side B.
  • A popular song released and sold (on any format) nominally on its own though usually has at least one extra track.
  • The Offspring released four singles from their most recent album.
  • One who is not married.
  • He went to the party, hoping to meet some friendly singles there.
  • (cricket) A score of one run.
  • (baseball) A hit in baseball where the batter advances to first base.
  • (dominoes) A tile that has different values (i.e., number of pips) in each end.
  • A bill valued at $1.
  • I don't have any singles , so you'll have to make change.
  • (UK) A one-way ticket.
  • (Canadian football) A score of one point, awarded when a kicked ball is dead within the non-kicking team's end zone or has exited that end zone. Officially known in the rules as a rouge.
  • (tennis, chiefly, in the plural) A game with one player on each side, as in tennis.
  • One of the reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.
  • (UK, Scotland, dialect) A handful of gleaned grain.
  • Antonyms

    * album * (one who is not married) married

    Derived terms

    * cassingle * lead single * singles bar * singles charts * split single * CD single

    See also

    * baseball * cricket


  • To identify or select one member of a group from the others; generally used with out, either to single out' or to '''single''' (something) ' out .
  • Eddie singled out his favorite marble from the bag.
    Yvonne always wondered why Ernest had singled her out of the group of giggling girls she hung around with.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • dogs who hereby can single out their master in the dark
  • (baseball) To get a hit that advances the batter exactly one base.
  • Pedro singled in the bottom of the eighth inning, which, if converted to a run, would put the team back into contention.
  • (agriculture) To thin out.
  • * 1913 ,
  • Paul went joyfully, and spent the afternoon helping to hoe or to single turnips with his friend.
  • (of a horse) To take the irregular gait called singlefoot.
  • * W. S. Clark
  • Many very fleet horses, when overdriven, adopt a disagreeable gait, which seems to be a cross between a pace and a trot, in which the two legs of one side are raised almost but not quite, simultaneously. Such horses are said to single , or to be single-footed.
  • To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
  • * Hooker
  • an agent singling itself from consorts
  • To take alone, or one by one.
  • * Hooker
  • men commendable when they are singled

    Derived terms

    * single out

    See also



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  • * 2000 , Douglas Lea, Concurrent programming in Java , page 285
  • Sending a oneway message somehow results in some task being performed.