What does lonely mean?

Definitions for lonelyˈloʊn li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lonely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    lacking companions or companionship

    "he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"

  2. lonely, lonesome(adj)

    marked by dejection from being alone

    "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"

  3. lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    characterized by or preferring solitude

    "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"

  4. lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)

    devoid of creatures

    "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

Wiktionary

  1. lonely(Adjective)

    Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.

  2. lonely(Adjective)

    Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.

  3. lonely(Adjective)

    Of person, without companions; solitary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lonely

    sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell

  2. Lonely

    alone, or in want of company; forsaken

  3. Lonely

    not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood

  4. Lonely

    having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome

Freebase

  1. Lonely

    "Lonely" is a single by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States it peaked at #4. An edited version is on Radio Disney's playlist and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. lonely

    A peculiar feeling caused by the presence of one or more bores.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lonely' in Adjectives Frequency: #668

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lonely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lonely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

  2. Tennessee Williams:

    When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

  3. Russell Baker:

    I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.

  4. Debra Lobel:

    He seemed so depressed and unhappy all the time, he didn't enjoy playing. He sat there all the time, not interacting with anybody. He seemed really lonely.

  5. Siebel Newsom:

    If young men do not have an outlet for expressing their feelings and communicating honestly and outwardly with others, they are subject to an incredibly lonely and isolating existence.

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