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Definition: single entry
n : a simple bookkeeping system; transactions are entered in
only one account [syn: single-entry bookkeeping
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Definition: Single entry
, a. [L. singulus, a dim. from the root in
simplex simple; cf. OE. & OF. sengle, fr. L. singulus. See
, and cf. Singular
1. One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting
of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.
No single man is born with a right of controlling
the opinions of all the rest. --Pope.
2. Alone; having no companion.
Who single hast maintained,
Against revolted multitudes, the cause
Of truth. --Milton.
3. Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
Single chose to live, and shunned to wed. --Dryden.
4. Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others;
as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.
5. Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single
These shifts refuted, answer thy appellant, . . .
Who now defles thee thrice ti single fight.
6. Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.
Simple ideas are opposed to complex, and single to
compound. --I. Watts.
7. Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.
I speak it with a single heart. --Shak.
8. Simple; not wise; weak; silly. [Obs.]
He utters such single matter in so infantly a voice.
--Beau. & Fl.
, Single beer
, or Single drink
, small ale,
etc., as contrasted with double ale
, etc., which is
stronger. [Obs.] --Nares.
(Law), a written engagement, generally under
seal, for the payment of money, without a penalty.
(Lawn Tennis), a court laid out for only two
. See the Note under 4th File
. See under Bookkeeping
. See under 1st File
(Bot.), a flower with but one set of petals,
as a wild rose.
. See Illust. under Knot
(Naut.), a single rope running through a fixed
, n.; pl. Entries
. [OE. entree, entre, F.
entr['e]e, fr. entrer to enter. See Enter
, and cf.
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.
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.
A notary made an entry of this act. --Bacon.
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.
A straight, long entry to the temple led. --Dryden.
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.
, v. t., 8, and Entrance
, n., 5.
(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.
Bill of entry
. See under Bill
, Single entry
. See Bookkeeping
(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.