What does alone mean?

Definitions for alone
əˈloʊnalone

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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

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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 Hanks:

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, that alone means you are contributing to the betterment of your house, your work, your town, your society as a whole and it's such a small thing.

  2. David Harsanyi:

    This week alone, four big scoops were run by major news organizations — written by top reporters and presumably churned through layers of scrupulous editing — that turned out to be completely wrong: Reuters, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and others reported that the special counsel’s office had subpoenaed Donald Trump’s records from Deutsche Bank. They weren’t, aBC reported that Trump had directed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials before the election. He didn’t (as far as we know). The New York Times ran a story that showed K.T. McFarland had acknowledged collusion. She didn’t. Then CNN topped off the week by falsely reporting that the Trump campaign had been offered access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails before they were published.

  3. Teresa Taylor:

    I felt like I was a failure. I felt like I was alone. I felt like it was just me, it's supposed to be a natural thing that you conceive and give birth as a human being. You see bugs do it and animals do it and birds do it and so you're like :' Why can't I ?'.

  4. Baltasar Gracián y Morales:

    Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.

  5. Samantha McHattie:

    One activist compared me to the terrorist involved in the recent London attack while one said any parent who feeds their child meat is as abusive as a parent who gives their child a cigarette, the majority of these activists are not even from the U.K. and never even been to the village, let alone the pub.

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