PARTIC'ULAR, adjective [Low Latin 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, noun 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.