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. Bayram Shikhmuradov:

    They are put into cells which can reach 50 degrees in summer and -20 in winter, not given enough food and often held in solitary confinement.

  2. Karl Kraus:

    The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.

  3. David Fassler:

    The use of solitary confinement can and should be eliminated through adequate staffing, appropriate training and access to comprehensive assessment and treatment services for mental health and substance use disorders, president Obama’s decision to end the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal system sends a timely and important message.

  4. Michael Douglas:

    I believe the moment where I started to change direction was when I was given my second sentence, iwas in solitary confinement and I felt something cracking or breaking inside of me.

  5. Theresa Hannigan:

    It helps you mentally, you know, gets stuff squared away, keeps you active, ask anybody walking in a ReWalk— it’s been a life-changer for every single solitary one of us.

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