singly

adverb sin·gly \ ˈsiŋ-g(ə-)lē \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of singly

1 : without the company of others : individually

Examples of singly in a Sentence

  1. The birds can be seen singly or in groups.

  2. either singly or with the cooperation of other nations, we must do something about this pressing environmental issue

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First Known Use of singly

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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singly Synonyms

Related Words

individually, separately;

solo;

Phrases

by one's own bootstraps, on one's own, on one's own hook, on one's own initiative;


SINGLY Defined for English Language Learners

singly

Definition of singly for English Language Learners

  • : without another


SINGLY Defined for Kids

singly

adverb sin·gly \ ˈsiŋ-gə-lē , ˈsiŋ-glē \

Definition of singly for Students

: one by one : individually


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