singlet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n singlet a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Singlet An unlined or undyed waistcoat; a single garment; -- opposed to doublet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n singlet An unlined waistcoat: opposed to a doublet, which is lined.
    • n singlet An undershirt or undervest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Singlet an undershirt or waistcoat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. sin-gulus, one to each, separate, akin to sem-el, once, Gr. ham-a.

Usage

In literature:

His singlet had dried again, soaking the dirt in.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
It will be remembered, at the outset, that I sewed a pound inside my stoker's singlet under the armpit.
"The People of the Abyss" by Jack London
Masirewa now only wore a "sulu" and discarded his singlet.
"Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines" by H. Wilfrid Walker
The mighty shape shoots up twenty feet or so, and the man in the singlet darts to the corner to cut a lone detaining rope.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
A score of the younger boys in white knickers and singlets came pattering down from the stage, through the vestry and to the chapel.
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" by James Joyce
Tom Rochford, winner, in athlete's singlet and breeches, arrives at the head of the national hurdle handicap and leaps into the void.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
In the afternoon, it was only necessary to wear a shirt, singlet, heavy pyjama trousers, finnesko and socks, and even then one perspired freely.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
I was a little surprised to see him having on a green singlet and smock frock.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
So was the singlet, which was his only other clothing.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
His singlets were open-work, his moleskins were tailor-made, and his toe-nails were pedicured.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
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In news:

'Long shot' theory is tied to unproved Higgs singlet to send particle to past.
Rob McEwan Greg (Zachary Gordon, third from right) and Rowley (Robert Capron), stand out (or down) from the rest of the singlet-clad wrestling team.
Singlet Quenching Proves Faster is Better for Photostability.
Singlet Quenching Proves Faster is Better for Photostability CosmeticsAndToiletries.com.
Layering is great when it comes to hairstyles and singlets.
Singlet vs Triplet State of UV Filters.
Singlet Quenching Proves Faster is Better for Photostability.
Singlet Quenching Proves Faster is Better for Photostability CosmeticsAndToiletries.com.
Singlet vs Triplet State of UV Filters.
Rocking up at Heathrow Airport in jandals, shorts, singlet and a decent tan, Tom Taylor was an unlikely looking All Black prospect for a run at Twickenham on Sunday.
Nike's marathon singlet is dyed without a drop of water.
With the 2012 Olympics nearly upon us, perhaps you're feeling inspired to break out the old tennis racket, football jersey or wrestling singlet.
Who else exclaimed, "Oh the humanity" after seeing Al Roker in a wrestling singlet.
Weightlifting At The Olympics, The Most Moving Thing In Singlets Ever.
How can gigantic people in singlets, lifting large amounts of weight over their heads, be one of the most moving events at the Summer Olympics.
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In science:

QA charges in terms of the charge of the singlet scalar superfield S , which we take to be unity QS A = 1.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Consider first S zz (k , ω ); in our formulation of the singlet RG, Sec.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
III A, the following analysis applies to a general XXZ singlet state (i.e., remains valid so long as the ground state does not have IAF order).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
L/R connect the singlet ground state of this pair only to the triplet state |t0 i (with mz = 0), which is separated from the singlet state by a gap ˜J ⊥ .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
In the IAF phase, unlike in the singlet states, we need to make a distinction between χzz and χxx .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
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