- Archaic a hermit or recluse
- a diamond or other gem set by itself, as in a ring
- any of many card games played by one person
Origin of solitaireFrench solitaire from Classical Latin solitarius: see solitary
- A gem, such as a diamond, that is set alone.
- Games Any of a number of card games played by one person, especially Klondike.
- Any of several thrushes found in the Americas and noted for having a beautiful song.
- A large flightless bird (Pezophaps solitaria) of the Mascarene Islands that was closely related to the dodo and became extinct by the end of the 1700s.
- A large flightless bird (Threskiornis solitarius) of Réunion Island, once thought to be related to the dodo but now regarded as a type of ibis. It became extinct in the early 1700s.
Origin of solitaireFrench solitary from Old French; see solitary.
- A person who lives alone; a recluse or hermit.
- A game for one person, played on a board with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of the pieces by "jumping", as in draughts.
- (chiefly US) Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called patience in the rest of the world.
- An extinct bird related to dodo, Pezophaps solitaria, Rodrigues solitaire, that lived on the island of Rodrigues.
- An extinct bird formerly believed to be related to the dodo, more precisely RÃ©union solitaire, Raphus solitarius, now preferably RÃ©union ibis, Threskiornis solitarius.
- One of several American species of bird in the genus Myadestes in the thrush family.
- A gem set on its own.
(comparative more solitaire, superlative most solitaire)
- living or being alone; solitary