Definitions for solitary

Definitions for (noun) solitary

Main entry: hermit, recluse, troglodyte, solitary, solitudinarian

Definition: one who lives in solitude

Main entry: solitary, solitary confinement

Definition: confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners

Usage: he was held in solitary

Definitions for (adj) solitary

Main entry: unfrequented, lonely, solitary

Definition: devoid of creatures

Usage: a lonely crossroads; a solitary retreat; a trail leading to an unfrequented lake

Main entry: only, sole, solitary, lone, lonesome

Definition: being the only one; single and isolated from others

Usage: 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

Main entry: solitary, lone, lonely

Definition: characterized by or preferring solitude

Usage: a lone wolf; a lonely existence; a man of a solitary disposition; a solitary walk

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

Main entry: nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary

Definition: of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies

Usage: solitary bees

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