What does alone mean?

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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"


  1. alone(Adverb)

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

    She walked home alone.

  2. alone(Adverb)

    Without outside help.

    The job was to hard for me to do alone.

  3. alone(Adverb)


    The responsibility is theirs alone.

  4. alone(Adjective)

    By one's self, solitary.

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

  5. alone(Adjective)

    Apart from, or exclusive of, others.

  6. alone(Adjective)

    Considered separately.

  7. alone(Adjective)

    Without equal.

  8. Origin: 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

  2. Alone(adj)

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

  3. Alone(adj)

    sole; only; exclusive

  4. Alone(adj)

    hence; Unique; rare; matchless

  5. Alone(adverb)

    solely; simply; exclusively

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


  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. alone

    For a person to spend time with their self rather than be with other people.

    Some people love to spend time alone regularly and other people love to live alone so spend time alone most evenings and are joyful and content.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2017  

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 »

  1. anole

  2. Leona

How to pronounce alone?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say alone in sign language?

  1. alone


  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. Donald Trump:

    I alone can fix it.

  2. Al Noor:

    But I am just alone.

  3. Ellen Rand:

    Nobody should die alone.

  4. Lily Tomlin:

    We're all in this alone.

  5. e.e. cummings:

    lovers alone wear sunlight

Images & Illustrations of alone

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