Solitary Definition

sŏlĭ-tĕrē
solitaries
adjective
Living or being alone.
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Characterized by loneliness or lack of companions.
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Lonely; remote; unfrequented.
A solitary place.
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Done in solitude.
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Without others; single; only.
A solitary example.
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noun
solitaries
A person who lives alone; esp., a hermit.
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Other Word Forms of Solitary

Noun

Singular:
solitary
Plural:
solitaries

Origin of Solitary

  • Middle English from Old French solitaire from Latin sōlitārius from sōlitās solitude from sōlus alone s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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