Definitions for solitaryˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sol•i•tar•yˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-tar•ies.
(adj.)without companions; sole:
a solitary passerby.
avoiding the society of others:
a solitary existence.
by itself; singular:
one solitary house.
marked by the absence of companions:
a solitary journey.
done in solitude:
being the only one:
a solitary exception.
characterized by solitude; secluded:
a solitary cabin in the woods.
Zool.living habitually alone or in pairs, as certain wasps.
Ref: Compare social (def. 7). 10
(n.)a person who lives alone or in solitude.
Ref: solitary confinement.
Origin of solitary:
1300–50; ME < L sōlitārius, der. of sōlit(ās) solitude, der. of sōl(us)sole1+-itās -ity
solitary confinement, solitary(noun)
confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
"he was held in solitary"
hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)
one who lives in solitude
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"
nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary(adj)
of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies
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"
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"
lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)
devoid of creatures
"a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
solitary(adjective)ˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i
done or being alone
her solitary life
solitaryˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i
a punishment in which sb is put in a room alone for long periods
a prisoner in solitary confinement
solitaryˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i
preferring to be alone
The sloth is a solitary animal.
One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret, hermit or recluse.
Living or being by one's self; alone; having no companion present; being without associates.
Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.
Not much visited or frequented; remote from society; retired; as, a solitary residence or place.
Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.
Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.
Not associated with others of the same kind.
living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely
performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life
ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place
not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert
single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example
not associated with others of the same kind
one who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse
Translations for solitary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
alone; without companions
a solitary traveller.
- solitárioPortuguese (BR)
- μόνος, μοναχικόςGreek
- 혼자의, 혼자만의Korean
- enslig, ensomNorwegian
- يو اځى، جلا ځانله، له نورو بيل، ګوښى، يواځينىPashto
- 單獨的，獨自的Chinese (Trad.)
- самітний, одинокийUkrainian
- đơn độcVietnamese
- 单独的，独自的Chinese (Simp.)
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