What does Lonesome mean?

Definitions for Lonesome
ˈloʊn səmlone·some

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Lonesome.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)adjective

    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"

  2. lonely, lonesomeadjective

    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"


  1. lonesomenoun

    oneself alone

  2. lonesomeadjective

    unhappy due to being alone; lonely

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lonesomeadjective

    Solitary; dismal.

    Etymology: from lone.

    You either must the earth from rest disturb,
    Or roll around the heavens the solar orb;
    Else what a dreadful face will nature wear?
    How horrid will these lonesome seats appear? Richard Blackmore.


  1. lonesome

    Lonesome can be defined as a state or feeling of being alone, isolated, or lonely. It pertains to a sense of sadness or longing for companionship or connection with others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lonesome

    secluded from society; not frequented by human beings; solitary

  2. Lonesome

    conscious of, and somewhat depressed by, solitude; as, to feel lonesome

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lonesome is ranked #146201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lonesome surname appeared 113 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lonesome.

    84% or 95 total occurrences were Black.
    7% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    5.3% or 6 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lonesome in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lonesome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Lonesome in a Sentence

  1. Mark Twain:

    Be good and you will be lonesome.

  2. Edwin Markham:

    And when he fell in whirlwind, he went downAs when a lordly cedar, green with boughs,Goes down with a great shout upon the hills,And leaves a lonesome place against the sky.

  3. Irish Proverb:

    Better be quarrelling than lonesome.

  4. Tresa Harrington:

    It was such, such fun, here's what you had : You had a middle-aged single man who was lonesome. Look what landed in his lap : a ready-made family. A gorgeous woman that I figured I could hit on and two kids who needed to be straightened out.

  5. T.S. Eliot:

    Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.

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