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[lohn] /loʊn/

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.
adjective (prenominal)
unaccompanied; solitary
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.


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  • Longa

    [long-guh, lawng-] /ˈlɒŋ gə, ˈlɔŋ-/ noun, Music. 1. the second longest note in medieval mensural notation. [ahrs lohng-gah wee-tah bre-wis; English ahrz lawng-guh vahy-tuh bree-vis, brev-is, vee-tuh, ahrs] /ɑrs ˈloʊŋ gɑ ˈwi tɑ ˈbrɛ wɪs; English ɑrz ˈlɔŋ gə ˈvaɪ tə ˈbri vɪs, ˈbrɛv ɪs, ˈvi tə, ɑrs/ Latin. 1. art is long, life is […]

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