What does alone mean?

Definitions for alone
əˈloʊnalone

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alone(p)(adj)

    isolated from others

    "could be alone in a crowded room"; "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone"

  2. 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"

  3. alone(p), only(adj)

    exclusive of anyone or anything else

    "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"

  4. alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled(adverb)

    radically distinctive and without equal

    "he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"

  5. entirely, exclusively, solely, alone, only(adverb)

    without any others being included or involved

    "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"

  6. alone, solo, unaccompanied(adverb)

    without anybody else or anything else

    "the child stayed home alone"; "the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"; "he flew solo"

Wiktionary

  1. alone(Adverb)

    By one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; solo

    She walked home alone.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

  2. alone(Adverb)

    Without outside help.

    The job was to hard for me to do alone.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

  3. alone(Adverb)

    Exclusively.

    The responsibility is theirs alone.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

  4. alone(Adjective)

    By one's self, solitary.

    I can't ask for help because I am alone.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

  5. alone(Adjective)

    Apart from, or exclusive of, others.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

  6. alone(Adjective)

    Considered separately.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

  7. alone(Adjective)

    Without equal.

    Etymology: From al one, contracted from the phrase eall ana, equivalent to . Cognate with allane. Compare also allinne, alleen, allein, alene. More at all, one.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alone(adj)

    quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing

    Etymology: [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. n one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]

  2. Alone(adj)

    of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only

    Etymology: [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. n one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]

  3. Alone(adj)

    sole; only; exclusive

    Etymology: [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. n one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]

  4. Alone(adj)

    hence; Unique; rare; matchless

    Etymology: [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. n one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]

  5. Alone(adverb)

    solely; simply; exclusively

    Etymology: [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. n one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]

Freebase

  1. Alone

    "Alone" is a song composed by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. It first appeared on via Steinberg and Kelly's pet project, 1983's I-Ten, Taking a Cold Look. It was later recorded by John Stamos in his role as Gino Minelli, on the original soundtrack of the CBS sitcom Dreams in 1984. American rock band Heart made it a number one US and Canadian hit in 1987. Twenty years later, Céline Dion recorded it for her album Taking Chances.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alone

    al-ōn′, adj. single: solitary: alone of its kind: of itself, or by themselves.—adv. singly, by one's self only.—n. Alone′ness [All and One.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1366

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2178

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Adverbs Frequency: #127

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Adjectives Frequency: #249

Anagrams for alone »

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How to pronounce alone?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say alone in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of alone in a Sentence

  1. Andras Balatoni:

    This fall was largely due to the fact that car factories shut down production ... so I would not draw conclusions from this figure alone. We have to see at least another month of data.

  2. Anmol Andore:

    All relationships have one law : Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when your there.

  3. Narendra Modi:

    We will experience the superpower of light, clearly illuminating the common purpose we are all fighting for, in that light, in that luster, in that radiance, let us resolve in our minds that we are not alone, that no one is alone.

  4. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The husband calls his wife’s mother as own MOTHER-IN-LAW because she embodies all power of a LAW system in herself alone to issue any diktat to her married daughter’s entire family members.

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