What does lonely mean?

Definitions for lonely
ˈloʊn lilone·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lonely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. lonely, lonesome(adj)

    marked by dejection from being alone

    "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"

  3. lone(a), lonely(a), solitary(adj)

    characterized by or preferring solitude

    "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"

  4. lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)

    devoid of creatures

    "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

Wiktionary

  1. lonely(Adjective)

    Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.

  2. lonely(Adjective)

    Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.

  3. lonely(Adjective)

    Of person, without companions; solitary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lonely

    sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell

  2. Lonely

    alone, or in want of company; forsaken

  3. Lonely

    not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood

  4. Lonely

    having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome

Freebase

  1. Lonely

    "Lonely" is a single by Senegalese-American R&B and hip hop singer Akon; it appears on his debut album, Trouble. The single was released in 2005 and was his first worldwide hit. It reached number one in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia. It was also highly popular in France where it reached number two, and in the United States it peaked at #4. An edited version is on Radio Disney's playlist and on Radio Disney Jams, Vol. 8.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. lonely

    A peculiar feeling caused by the presence of one or more bores.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lonely' in Adjectives Frequency: #668

How to pronounce lonely?

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How to say lonely in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lonely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lonely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lonely in a Sentence

  1. James Thurber:

    Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.

  2. Alice Walker:

    For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

  3. Amy Jo Kim:

    The more people step back from technology, the less lonely of a world it will be for the people who already have.

  4. Pete Docter:

    People are funny -- they are able to project personality onto anything. I remember as a kid I spent a $ 5 bill once and felt so bad because the other $ 5 bill was now going to be lonely without all the other bills I had in my wallet, you just invest these dead things with life and that is our tendency as people. So animation takes advantage of that, grabs on to it, and runs with it.

  5. Khalil Gibran, The Prophet:

    Doubt is a feeling too lonely to know that faith is its twin.

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