Definitions for solitaryˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i

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  1. solitary confinement, solitary(noun)

    confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

    "he was held in solitary"

  2. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)

    one who lives in solitude

  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. nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary(adj)

    of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies

    "solitary bees"

  5. 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"

  6. lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)(adj)

    being the only one; single and isolated from others

    "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"

  7. lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)

    devoid of creatures

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

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  1. solitary(Noun)

    One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret, hermit or recluse.

  2. solitary(Adjective)

    Living or being by one's self; alone; having no companion present; being without associates.

  3. solitary(Adjective)

    Lonely.

  4. solitary(Adjective)

    Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.

  5. solitary(Adjective)

    Not much visited or frequented; remote from society; retired; as, a solitary residence or place.

  6. solitary(Adjective)

    Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.

  7. solitary(Adjective)

    Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.

  8. solitary(Adjective)

    Not associated with others of the same kind.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Solitary(adj)

    living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely

  2. Solitary(adj)

    performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life

  3. Solitary(adj)

    ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place

  4. Solitary(adj)

    not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert

  5. Solitary(adj)

    single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example

  6. Solitary(adj)

    not associated with others of the same kind

  7. Solitary(noun)

    one who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse

  8. Origin: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]


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