being alone; without company or accompaniment; solitary; unaccompanied:
a lone traveler.
standing by itself or apart; isolated:
a lone house in the valley.
sole; single; only:
That company constitutes our lone competitor in the field.
without companionship; ; .
unmarried or widowed.
single or isolated: a lone house
a literary word for lonely
unmarried or widowed
late 14c., “having no companion, solitary,” shortening of alone (q.v.) by weakening of stress or else by misdivision of what is properly all one. The Lone Star in reference to “Texas” is first recorded 1843, from its flag. Lone wolf in the figurative sense is 1909, American English.
- Lone pair
noun 1. (chem) a pair of valency electrons of opposite spin that are not shared between the atoms in a molecule and are responsible for the formation of coordinate bonds
- Lone parent
noun, adjective a parent who is raising a child or children alone; also, such a household; pertaining to such a parent or household Examples She was a lone parent for the first five years.
[loh-ner] /ˈloʊ nər/ noun 1. a person who is or prefers to be alone, especially one who avoids the company of others: He was always a loner—no one knew him well. [lohn] /loʊn/ adjective 1. being alone; without company or accompaniment; solitary; unaccompanied: a lone traveler. 2. standing by itself or apart; isolated: a lone […]
[lohn-suh m] /ˈloʊn səm/ adjective 1. depressed or sad because of the lack of friends, companionship, etc.; lonely: to feel lonesome. 2. attended with or causing such a state or feeling: a lonesome evening at home. 3. lonely or deserted in situation; remote, desolate, or isolated: a lonesome road. Idioms 4. on / by one’s […]