isolated from others
"could be alone in a crowded room"; "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone"
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"
exclusive of anyone or anything else
"she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
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"
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"
alone, solo, unaccompanied(adverb)
without anybody else or anything else
"the child stayed home alone"; "the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"; "he flew solo"
By one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; solo
She walked home alone.
Without outside help.
The job was to hard for me to do alone.
The responsibility is theirs alone.
By one's self, solitary.
I can't ask for help because I am alone.
Apart from, or exclusive of, others.
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.
quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing
of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any one else; without a sharer; only
sole; only; exclusive
hence; Unique; rare; matchless
solely; simply; exclusively
Origin: [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. n one, alone. See All, One, Lone.]
"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
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.]
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
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1366
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2178
Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Adverbs Frequency: #127
Rank popularity for the word 'alone' in Adjectives Frequency: #249
The numerical value of alone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of alone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- مفرد, وحيد, وحد, منفردArabic
- единствено, самостоятелен, сам, самоBulgarian
- sol, únic, només, tot solCatalan, Valencian
- nur, einsam, ausschließlich, allein, selbstGerman
- μόνος, μόνη, μόνοGreek
- üksinda, üksi, ainult, iseEstonian
- تنها, تنهاییPersian
- taudua, duaduaFijian
- solo, da soloItalian
- 一人, 単独, 単独でJapanese
- მარტო, მხოლოდ, მარტომ, დაუხმარებლადGeorgian
- solus, solumLatin
- elengLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- bare, alene, kunNorwegian
- samodzielnie, samotniePolish
- sozinho, sóPortuguese
- sapa, payllaQuechua
- sulet, persul, parsulRomansh
- оди́н, самостоя́тельно, то́лько, одино́кий, в одино́чку, сам, [[без]] [[постороннийRussian
- solu, souSardinian
- sam, са̑м, samo, sami, samaSerbo-Croatian
- ensam, allena, enbart, endast, bara, självSwedish
- сам, оди́нUkrainian
- chỉ, một mình, thôiVietnamese
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