PARTIC'ULAR, a. [Low L. particularis, from particula.]1. Pertaining to a single person or thing; not general; as, this remark has a particular application.2. Individual; noting or designating a single thing by way of distinction. Each plant has its particular nutriment. Most persons have a particular trait of character. He alludes to a particular person.3. Noting some property or thing peculiar. Of this prince there is little particular memory.4. Attentive to things single or distinct; minute. I have been particular in examining the reasons of this law.5. Single; not general.6. Odd; singular; having something that eminently distinguishes one from others.7. Singularly nice in taste; as a man very particular in his diet or dress.8. Special; more than ordinary. He has brought no particular news.9. Containing a part only; as a particular estate, precedent to the estate in remainder.
10. Holding a particular estate; as a particular tenant.
PARTIC'ULAR, n. A single instance; a single point. I must reserve some particulars, which it is not lawful for me to reveal.1. A distinct, separate or minute part; as, he told me all the particulars of the story.2. An individual; a private person.3. Private interest; as, they apply their minds to those branches of public prayer, wherein their own particular is moved. [Not in use.]4. Private character; state of an individual. For his particular, I will receive him gladly. [Not in use.]5. A minute detail of things singly enumerated. The reader has a particular of the books wherein this law was written. [Not in use.]
In particular, specially; peculiarly; distinctly. This, in particular, happens to the lungs.