Definitions for alone
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word alone.
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), 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"
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, 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"
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"
alone, solo, unaccompaniedadverb
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.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: alleen, Dutch; from al and een, or one, that is, single.
The quarrel toucheth none but us alone;
Betwixt ourselves let us decide it then. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
If by a mortal hand my father’s throne
Could be defended, ’twas by mine alone. John Dryden, Æneid ii.
God, by whose alone power and conservation, we all live, and move, and have our being. Richard Bentley.
Eagles we see fly alone, and they are but sheep which always herd together. Philip Sidney, b. i.
Alone, for other creature in this place
Living, or lifeless, to be found was none. Paradise Lost.
I never durst in darkness be alone. John Dryden, Ind. Emp.
Let us alone to guard Corioli,
If they set down before’s; ’fore they remove,
Bring up your army. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Let you alone, cunning artificer;
See how his gorget peers above his gown,
To tell the people in what danger he was. Ben Jonson, Catil.
His client stole it, but he had better have let it alone; for he lost his cause by his jest. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 408.
ALONE is a charity organization in Ireland which was set-up to highlight the issues facing older people living alone. Founded in 1977 by Willie Bermingham, the charity seeks to help elderly people living on their own who may feel isolated and lonely, and to "connect [them] with the necessary support services in their community". The name ALONE in an acronym of the words "A Little Offering Never Ends".ALONE states that it "works with the 1 in 5 older people who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis". The charity provides supportive housing, "befriending" services, community response and campaigning services to older people.Within Glasnevin Cemetery, the Alone Millenium Plot is used by the charity to bury older people who died without family or other provisions for burial. In 2017 Alone celebrated its 40-year anniversary.
Alone can be generally defined as being in a state of isolation or without any companionship or presence of others. It refers to being by oneself, with no one else around, and typically implies a lack of social interaction or support from others during that time.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Lonely vs. Alone -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Lonely and Alone.
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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
Secretary Clinton alone created this predicament, but she alone does not get to determine its outcome.
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
One does come alone and go back alone , but here now is the opportunity to be together with one and all. Alone one maybe powerful but together you are a force, force always multiplies, be together and MickeyMize.
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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
- ina n-aonarIrish
- միայ� ակArmenian
- 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
- tek başınaTurkish
- сам, оди́нUkrainian
- chỉ, một mình, thôiVietnamese
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