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)adjective

    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), solitaryadjective

    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), onlyadjective

    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, unparalleledadverb

    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, onlyadverb

    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, unaccompaniedadverb

    without anybody else or anything else

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

Wiktionary

  1. aloneadverb

    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. aloneadverb

    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. aloneadverb

    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. aloneadjective

    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. aloneadjective

    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. aloneadjective

    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. aloneadjective

    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. Aloneadjective

    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. Aloneadjective

    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. Aloneadjective

    sole; only; exclusive

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

  4. Aloneadjective

    hence; Unique; rare; matchless

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

  5. Aloneadverb

    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 »

  1. anole

  2. Leona

How to pronounce alone?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say alone in sign language?

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. Godspower Gbenekemam:

    The military stayed on until about 5.30 am, during which nobody was able to move out, we are not part of the people blowing up pipelines. We do not know them so the military should leave our community alone.

  2. Edward Fitzgerald:

    Leave well - even 'pretty well' - alone that is what I learn as I get old.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I, of course, shared my perspective and opinion. It aligned with his own. I think it would be, have to be -- I think it would be very hard as a human being to see the images that we saw and not react and not be very shaken to the core. That said, and while I expressed that sentiment, as a leader of a country, you can't make decisions based on emotion alone, and his decision was incredibly well informed and advised at every level, i'm proud of the action he took, how decisive he was, and the clear message he sent that heinous attacks of this nature using chemical weapons will not be condoned by the United States.

  4. Emmanuel Macron:

    We gave ourselves six months (to work on this), i also told him that France would push for European regulation, as we can't bet on the mere goodwill of companies alone.

  5. Mario Draghi:

    This is by no means the end of our challenges, and a cyclical recovery alone does not solve all of Europe’s problems, it does not eliminate the debt overhang that affects parts of the Union. It does not eliminate the high level of structural unemployment that haunts too many countries. And it does not eliminate the need for perfecting the institutional set-up of our monetary union.

Images & Illustrations of alone

  1. alonealonealonealonealone

Popularity rank by frequency of use

alone#1#2054#10000

Translations for alone

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for alone »

Translation

Find a translation for the alone definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these alone definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "alone." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 3 Aug. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/alone>.

    Are we missing a good definition for alone? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    the highest point (of something)
    • A. guts
    • B. apex
    • C. staff
    • D. trigger

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for alone: