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. Cometan:

    If you’re lonely, distressed and never satisfied, then congratulations; you are finally an artist.

  2. Lou Dorfsman:

    Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.

  3. Brandon Gommer:

    and before you, I never really knew what lonely was. I can't go a day without feeling like I'm missing something. Truth is, I am missing something. I'm missing you..

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Owls are known as lonely birds; but it is not known that they have the forest as their best friend!

  5. Doug Nemecek:

    People who feel lonely are less healthy, there are many studies linking loneliness to worsening heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression and substance abuse. In fact, healthwise, loneliness is comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Images & Illustrations of lonely

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