English adjective: solitary
|1.||solitary characterized by or preferring solitude|
|Samples||A lone wolf.|
A lonely existence.
A man of a solitary disposition.
A solitary walk.
|2.||solitary of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies|
|3.||solitary lacking companions or companionship|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||alone, lone, lonely|
|4.||solitary being the only one; single and isolated from others|
|Samples||The lone doctor in the entire county.|
A lonesome pine.
An only child.
The sole heir.
The sole example.
A solitary instance of cowardice.
A solitary speck in the sky.
|Synonyms||lone, lonesome, only, sole|
|5.||solitary devoid of creatures|
|Samples||A lonely crossroads.|
A solitary retreat.
A trail leading to an unfrequented lake.
English noun: solitary
|1.||solitary (state) confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners|
|Samples||He was held in solitary.|
|2.||solitary (person) one who lives in solitude|
|Synonyms||hermit, recluse, solitudinarian, troglodyte|
|Broader (hypernym)||lone hand, lone wolf, loner|
|Instance hyponym||John the Baptist, St. John the Baptist|