What does alone mean?

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əˈloʊnalone

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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"

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 »

  1. anole

  2. Leona

How to pronounce alone?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Tom Davis:

    [A speakership coup] would be the worse thing that could happen to the party. It would show they can't govern their own caucus, let alone the government, when people unhappy with Obama look to Republicans for a governing party, this is the last thing they want to see.

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Stand alone if you have to, it's ok.

  3. Moon Jae-in:

    The second summit would be a venue where they settle on terms of what specific measures North Korea will take and how those moves will be reciprocated by the United States, but U.S. forces in South Korea or strategic assets in places like Guam and Japan are not linked with North Korea alone, as they exist for the stability and peace of the entire Northeast Asia.

  4. John Ratcliffe:

    I spent much of the last year saying China was our greatest national security threat by far, militarily, economically, technologically, that China – and China alone – is attempting to supplant the United States, but I, as you recall, received a lot of pushback on that because it wasn’t the political narrative the Left wanted.

  5. Darren Hughes:

    At the moment, we don't have much appetite for this kind of leverage, we don't think we will be alone pushing back on the over-levered issue.

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