solitary

  • 1 Solitary — Sol i*ta*ry, a. [L. solitarius, fr. solus alone: cf. F. solitaire. See {Sole}, a., and cf. {Solitaire}.] 1. Living or being by one s self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely. [1913 Webster] Those rare and …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Solitary — (englisch für „einsam“, „einzeln“, auch verkürzt für „Einzelhaft“) ist der Name von: Solitary (Fernsehserie), einer US amerikanischen Reality TV Show, die von 2006 bis 2010 auf FOX ausgestrahlt wurde, seit 2010 auch auf ProSieben Solitary, der… …

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  • 3 Solitary — may refer to: * shortened form of solitary confinement in jail * Solitary (Lost), an episode of the TV series Lost * Solitary (TV series), a reality show made by FOX * Solitary (Don Dokken album) , 2008 album by Don Dokkenee also* Solitaire… …

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  • 4 solitary — [säl′ə ter΄ē] adj. [ME < OFr solitaire < L solitarius < solus, alone, SOLE2] 1. living or being alone 2. without others; single; only [a solitary example] 3. characterized by loneliness or lack of companions 4. lonely; remote;… …

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  • 5 Solitary — Episodio de Lost Título «Solitario» Episodio nº 9 Temporada 1 Escrito por Damon Lindelof …

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  • 6 solitary — I adjective abandoned, aloof, anchoretic, anchoretical, avoiding the society of others, celibate, cloistered, companionless, deserted, desolate, detached, disjoined, disjunct, enisled, eremetical, eremitic, eremitish, estranged, fellowless,… …

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  • 7 solitary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done or existing alone. 2) secluded or isolated. 3) single; only. 4) (of a bee, wasp, etc.) not social or colonial. ► NOUN (pl. solitaries) 1) a recluse or hermit. 2) …

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  • 8 Solitary — Sol i*ta*ry, n. One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 solitary — mid 14c., from O.Fr. solitaire, from L. solitarius alone, lonely, from solitas loneliness, solitude, from solus alone (see SOLE (Cf. sole) (adj.)) …

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  • 10 solitary — 1 *alone, lonely, lonesome, lone, forlorn, lorn, desolate Analogous words: isolated, secluded (see corresponding nouns at SOLITUDE): retired, withdrawn (see GO): forsaken, deserted, abandoned (see ABANDON) 2 *single, sole, unique, lone, separate …

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  • 11 solitary — [adj] alone, single; unsociable aloof, antisocial, cloistered, companionless, deserted, desolate, distant, eremetic, forsaken, friendless, hermitical, hidden, individual, introverted, isolated, lone, lonely, lonesome, lorn, misanthropic, offish,… …

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  • 12 solitary — sol|i|ta|ry1 [ˈsɔlıtəri US ˈsa:lıteri] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: solitarius, from solitas solitude , from solus; SOLE1] 1.) [only before noun] used to emphasize that there is only one of something = ↑single ▪ the solitary goal of the …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 solitary — [[t]sɒ̱lɪtri, AM teri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A person or animal that is solitary spends a lot of time alone. Paul was a shy, pleasant, solitary man... They often have a lonely and solitary life to lead. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A solitary activity is …

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  • 14 solitary — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, solitarie, from Anglo French, from Latin solitarius, from solitas aloneness, from solus alone Date: 14th century 1. a. being, living, or going alone or without companions b. saddened by isolation 2.… …

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  • 15 solitary — solitarily, adv. solitariness, n. /sol i ter ee/, adj., n., pl. solitaries. adj. 1. alone; without companions; unattended: a solitary passer by. 2. living alone; avoiding the society of others: a solitary existence. 3. by itself; alone: one… …

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  • 16 solitary — 1 adjective 1 (only before noun) a solitary person or thing is the only one you can see in a place: a solitary tree in the middle of the field 2 spending a lot of time alone, usually because they like being alone: a solitary man who never spoke… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 solitary — I UK [ˈsɒlət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈsɑləˌterɪ] adjective 1) tending to spend a lot of time alone a largely solitary bird a) in a place or situation where there are no other people the solitary inhabitant of the island A solitary policeman stood at the gate …

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  • 18 solitary — sol•i•tar•y [[t]ˈsɒl ɪˌtɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. tar•ies 1) without companions; sole: a solitary passerby[/ex] 2) avoiding the society of others: a solitary existence[/ex] 3) by itself; singular: one solitary house[/ex] 4) marked by the absence of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 solitary — sol|i|tar|y1 [ salə,teri ] adjective 1. ) tending to spend a lot of time alone: a largely solitary bird a ) in a place or situation where there are no other people: the solitary inhabitant of the island A solitary police officer stood at the gate …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 solitary — adj. & n. adj. 1 living alone; not gregarious; without companions; lonely (a solitary existence). 2 (of a place) secluded or unfrequented. 3 single or sole (a solitary instance). 4 (of an insect) not living in communities. 5 Bot. growing singly,… …

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