What does solitaire mean?

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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.

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

  2. solitairenoun

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

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

  3. solitairenoun

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

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

  4. solitairenoun

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

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

  5. solitairenoun

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

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

  6. solitairenoun

    A gem set on its own

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

  7. solitaireadjective

    living or being alone; solitary

    Etymology: Adoption of solitaire and ultimately from sōlitārius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solitairenoun

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

    Etymology: [F. See Solitary.]

  2. Solitairenoun

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

    Etymology: [F. See Solitary.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. See Solitary.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. See 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

    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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  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. 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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    (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
    • A. maculation
    • B. rung
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