Definitions for lonely
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lonely.
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"
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"
lone(a), lonely(a), solitaryadjective
characterized by or preferring solitude
"a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"
lonely, solitary, unfrequentedadjective
devoid of creatures
"a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"
Of person, unhappy by feelings of loneliness.
Of place, unfrequented by people; desolate.
Of person, without companions; solitary.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Solitary; addicted to solitude.
Etymology: from lone.
I go alone,
Like to a lonely dragon; that his fen
Makes fear’d and talk’d of more than seen. William Shakespeare.
Why thus close up the stars
That nature hung in heav’n, and fill’d their lamps
With everlasting oil, to give due light
To the misled and lonely traveller. John Milton.
Time has made you dote, and vainly tell
Of arms imagin’d, in your lonely cell. John Dryden, Æn.
When, fairest princess,
You lonely thus from the full court retire,
Love and the graces follow to your solitude. Nicholas Rowe.
sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell
alone, or in want of company; forsaken
not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood
having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome
"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
A peculiar feeling caused by the presence of one or more bores.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'lonely' in Adjectives Frequency: #668
The numerical value of lonely in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of lonely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
I'd come out of the closet but the skeletons would get lonely.
When you feel the pressure of life, a place dark and lonely, don’t give up, move, dance will come to your rescue
When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.
If young men do not have an outlet for expressing their feelings and communicating honestly and outwardly with others, they are subject to an incredibly lonely and isolating existence.
Last year, when we didn't have a crowd, I know it felt quite lonely for me, i'm glad to see little kids in the audience — and, of course, grown-ups, too.
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- solitariCatalan, Valencian
- einsam, öde, abgeschieden, verlassenGerman
- solitario, desolado, desiertoSpanish
- تنها, بیکسPersian
- désert, abandonné, seulFrench
- uaigneach, aonaranachScottish Gaelic
- isolato, malinconico, solitario, desolato, soloItalian
- さびしい, 寂しいJapanese
- بێکهس, تهنهاKurdish
- eenzaam, alleenDutch
- isolado, solitárioPortuguese
- ùsāmljen, òsāmljenSerbo-Croatian
- ensam, ödeSwedish
- gariban, ıssız, tenha, yalnız, garip, kimsesiz, yapayalnızTurkish
- cô đơnVietnamese
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