Solitaire meaning

sŏl'ĭ-târ'
Any of a number of card games played by one person.
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A gem, such as a diamond, that is set alone.
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Any of several thrushes found in the Americas and noted for having a beautiful song.
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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 18th century.
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A hermit or recluse.
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A diamond or other gem set by itself, as in a ring.
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Any of many card games played by one person.
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A person who lives alone; a recluse or hermit.

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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.
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(chiefly US) Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called patience in the rest of the world.
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An extinct bird related to dodo, Pezophaps solitaria, Rodrigues solitaire, that lived on the island of Rodrigues.
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An extinct bird formerly believed to be related to the dodo, more precisely Réunion solitaire, Raphus solitarius, now preferably Réunion ibis, Threskiornis solitarius.
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One of several American species of bird in the genus Myadestes in the thrush family.
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A gem set on its own.
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Living or being alone; solitary.
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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 18th century.
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Origin of solitaire

  • French solitary from Old French solitary
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French solitaire, ultimately from Latin sōlitārius.
    From Wiktionary