Definitions for alone

Definitions for (adj) alone

Main entry: unequaled, unequalled, unique, unparalleled, alone

Definition: radically distinctive and without equal

Usage: he is alone in the field of microbiology; this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem; Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint; craftsmen whose skill is unequaled; unparalleled athletic ability; a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history

Main entry: alone, only

Definition: exclusive of anyone or anything else

Usage: she alone believed him; cannot live by bread alone; I'll have this car and this car only

Main entry: alone

Definition: isolated from others

Usage: could be alone in a crowded room; was alone with her thoughts; I want to be alone

Main entry: lone, lonely, alone, solitary

Definition: lacking companions or companionship

Usage: he was alone when we met him; she is alone much of the time; the lone skier on the mountain; a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel; a lonely soul; a solitary traveler

Definitions for (adv) alone

Main entry: only, solely, alone, entirely, exclusively

Definition: without any others being included or involved

Usage: was entirely to blame; a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children; he works for Mr. Smith exclusively; did it solely for money; the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone; a privilege granted only to him

Main entry: unaccompanied, solo, alone

Definition: without anybody else or anything else

Usage: the child stayed home alone; the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing; he flew solo

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