What does solitaire mean?

Definitions for solitaire
ˈsɒl ɪˌtɛərsoli·taire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitairenoun

    a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself

  2. solitaire, Pezophaps solitarianoun

    extinct flightless bird related to the dodo

  3. solitairenoun

    a dull grey North American thrush noted for its beautiful song

  4. solitaire, patiencenoun

    a card game played by one person


  1. solitairenoun

    A person who lives alone.

  2. solitairenoun

    A game, usually a card game, that can be played by one person.

  3. solitairenoun

    An extinct bird related to dodo, Pezophaps solitaria, a.k.a. Rodrigues solitaire that lived on the island of Rodrigues.

  4. solitairenoun

    An extinct bird formerly believed to be related to dodo, more precisely Réunion solitaire, Raphus solitarius, now preferably Réunion ibis, Threskiornis solitarius.

  5. solitairenoun

    One of several American species of bird in the genus Myadestes in the thrush family.

  6. solitairenoun

    A gem set on its own

  7. solitaireadjective

    living or being alone; solitary

  8. Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Solitairenoun

    Etymology: solitaire, French.

    Often have I been going to take possession of tranquillity, when your conversation has spoiled me for a solitaire. Alexander Pope.


  1. Solitaire

    Solitaire is any tabletop game which one can play by oneself, usually with cards, but also with dominoes. The term "solitaire" is also used for single-player games of concentration and skill using a set layout tiles, pegs or stones. These games include peg solitaire and mahjong solitaire. The game is most often played by one person, but can incorporate others.


  1. solitaire

    Solitaire is a genre of card games that is generally played by a single player. It involves manipulating a set of cards by organizing and rearranging them according to specific rules. The most commonly known version is also known as Klondike, which is the type often included with computer operating systems. The term 'solitaire' can also refer to single-player games of concentration and skill using a set layout of tiles, pegs or stones rather than cards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solitairenoun

    a person who lives in solitude; a recluse; a hermit

  2. Solitairenoun

    a single diamond in a setting; also, sometimes, a precious stone of any kind set alone

  3. Solitairenoun

    a game which one person can play alone; -- applied to many games of cards, etc.; also, to a game played on a board with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of the pieces by "jumping," as in draughts

  4. Solitairenoun

    a large extinct bird (Pezophaps solitaria) which formerly inhabited the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigeuz. It was larger and taller than the wild turkey. Its wings were too small for flight. Called also solitary

  5. Solitairenoun

    any species of American thrushlike birds of the genus Myadestes. They are noted their sweet songs and retiring habits. Called also fly-catching thrush. A West Indian species (Myadestes sibilans) is called the invisible bird

  6. Etymology: [F. See Solitary.]


  1. Solitaire

    Solitaire is any tabletop game which one can play by oneself. In the US, it refers to a card game played by oneself; In the UK the term Patience refers to solitaire with cards. The term "solitaire" is also used for single-player games of concentration and skill using a set layout of tiles, pegs or stones rather than cards. These games include Peg solitaire and Mahjong solitaire. Most solitaire games function as a puzzle which, due to a different starting position, may be solved in a different fashion each time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solitaire

    sol-i-tār′, n. a recluse or one who lives alone: a game played by one person with a board and balls: a card-game for one—patience: an ornament worn singly on the neck or wrist: a black silk tie fixed to the bag of the wig behind, worn in the 18th century.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Solitaire is ranked #103181 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Solitaire surname appeared 174 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Solitaire.

    49.4% or 86 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    36.7% or 64 total occurrences were Black.
    12% or 21 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solitaire in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solitaire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of solitaire in a Sentence

  1. Marjorie Schurman:

    I just said,' I can't shake this depression. I just feel so like I can't get up from playing spider solitaire,' he says,' I've got just the thing a prescription for you.' Oh, goody, one more pill.

  2. Tom Hanks:

    Ive done the Marie Kondo-izing of much of my life, I must say, i found this microphone. Thats one thing. I didnt even realize I had this microphone. So Im glad it was in the original box, so I pulled it out. But I got to say, if I win one hand of Solitaire, I immediately try to see if I can get two in a row, so Im busy. I am very, very busy enough.

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