What does solitary mean?

Definitions for solitary
ˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr isoli·tary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitary confinement, solitary(noun)

    confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

    "he was held in solitary"

  2. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)

    one who lives in solitude

  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. nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary(adj)

    of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies

    "solitary bees"

  5. 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"

  6. lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)(adj)

    being the only one; single and isolated from others

    "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"

  7. lonely, solitary, unfrequented(adj)

    devoid of creatures

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

Wiktionary

  1. solitary(Noun)

    One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret, hermit or recluse.

  2. solitary(Adjective)

    Living or being by one's self; alone; having no companion present; being without associates.

  3. solitary(Adjective)

    Lonely.

  4. solitary(Adjective)

    Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.

  5. solitary(Adjective)

    Not much visited or frequented; remote from society; retired; as, a solitary residence or place.

  6. solitary(Adjective)

    Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.

  7. solitary(Adjective)

    Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.

  8. solitary(Adjective)

    Not associated with others of the same kind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solitary(adj)

    living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

  2. Solitary(adj)

    performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

  3. Solitary(adj)

    ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

  4. Solitary(adj)

    not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

  5. Solitary(adj)

    single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

  6. Solitary(adj)

    not associated with others of the same kind

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

  7. Solitary(noun)

    one who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse

    Etymology: [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See Sole, a., and cf. Solitaire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solitary

    sol′i-tar-i, adj. being the sole person present: alone or lonely: single, separate, simple: living alone, not social or gregarious: without company: remote from society: retired, secluded: gloomy.—n. one who lives alone: a recluse or hermit—(obs.) Solitā′rian.—adv. Sol′itarily.—n. Sol′itariness. [Fr. solitaire—L. solitariussolus, alone.]

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How to say solitary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solitary in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solitary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of solitary in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    Now I have to show up and be that person I always said I wanted to be in a situation like this. While this has been a solitary journey in many ways, Franklins husband has helped greatly in easing the transition from competitive swimming. When his wife-to-be was contemplating whether to have another surgery, he pointed out that there were far more important things still to come, that had nothing to do with being a star athlete. Theres always going to be a part of me thats still working through it, still reflecting and seeing what else I can take away from it.

  2. Leslie Walker:

    Solitary confinement is a kind of torture that no one does well in. The lack of meaningful sensory stimulus and contact drives people mad.

  3. Brobson Lutz:

    I saw a lot of people with cuts and bruises and such, but I don't recall a single, solitary case of gastroenteritis during Katrina or the whole month afterwards.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    If you are idle, be not solitary. If you are solitary, be not idle.

  5. Sharon Greatwood Callen:

    Written words in solitary are medicine.

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