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Related to lone: lone wolf, Lone Ranger

lone

 (lōn)
adj.
1. Without accompaniment; solitary: a lone skier on the mountain.
2. Being the only one; sole: the lone doctor in the county.
3. Situated by itself: a lone tree on the prairie; a lone blue tile in a white floor.

[Middle English, short for alone; see alone.]

lone

(ləʊn)
adj (prenominal)
1. unaccompanied; solitary
2. single or isolated: a lone house.
3. a literary word for lonely
4. unmarried or widowed
[C14: from the mistaken division of alone into a lone]
ˈloneness n

lone

(loʊn)

adj.
1. being alone; solitary; unaccompanied: a lone traveler.
2. standing by itself or apart; isolated: a lone house in the valley.
3. sole; single; only: our lone competitor in the field.
4. unfrequented.
[1325–75; Middle English; aph. var of alone]
lone′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lone - lacking companions or companionshiplone - lacking companions or companionship; "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"
unaccompanied - being without an escort
2.lone - characterized by or preferring solitude; "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk"
unsocial - not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
3.lone - being the only one; single and isolated from others; "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"
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"

lone

adjective
1. solitary, single, separate, one, only, sole, by yourself, unaccompanied a lone woman motorist
2. single, on your own, unmarried, separated, unattached, without a partner a lone parent
3. isolated, deserted, remote, secluded, lonesome, godforsaken a lone tree on a hill

lone

adjective
1. Lacking the company of others:
3. Alone in a given category:
4. Set away from all others:
Translations
وَحيد، مُنْفَرِد
osamocený
enlig
ainoayksiyksinäinen
egyedül
einn, einsamall
nuošalusvienatvė
viens patsvientuļš
ensam

lone

[ləʊn]
A. ADJ (= solitary) → solitario
to play a lone hand (fig) → actuar solo
see also lonely
B. CPD lone parent N = single parent lone ranger Nllanero m solitario
lone wolf N (fig) → lobo m solitario

lone

[ˈləʊn] adj
(= solitary) [traveller, rider] → solitaire; [gunman] → isolé(e); [survivor] → unique
a lone voice
He has always been a lone voice on many issues → Il a toujours été le seul à s'exprimer sur nombre de questions.
(bringing up a child single-handedly) [mother, father] → célibataire lone parent, lone parent family

lone

adj (= single)einzeln; (= isolated)einsam; (= only) survivor, successeinzig; lone traveller (Brit) or traveler (US) → Alleinreisende(r) mf; he prefers to play a lone hander macht lieber alles im Alleingang; to be a lone voiceein einsamer Rufer sein; to fight a lone battleeinen einsamen Kampf führen; lone motheralleinerziehende Mutter; lone fatheralleinerziehender Vater; lone parentAlleinerziehende(r) mf, → alleinerziehender Elternteil; lone parent familyEinelternfamilie f, → Alleinerziehendenhaushalt m

lone

[ləʊn] adj (frm) (person) → solitario/a, solo/a; (house) → solitario/a
to play a lone hand (fig) → agire da solo

lone

(ləun) adjective
solitary, without companions, by itself etc. a lone figure on the beach.
ˈlonely adjective
1. lacking or wanting companionship. Aren't you lonely, living by yourself?
2. (of a place) far away from busy places, having few people. a lonely island.
ˈloneliness noun
ˈlonesome adjective
(especially American) lonely; solitary. She feels lonesome when her brothers are at school.
ˈlonesomeness noun
References in classic literature ?
Every Saturday night we popped corn or made taffy, and Otto Fuchs used to sing, `For I Am a Cowboy and Know I've Done Wrong,' or, `Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairee.
These children were, by the strangest of chances for a man in his position--a lone man without the right sort of experience or a grain of patience--very heavily on his hands.
Ship and boat diverged; the cold, damp night breeze blew between; a screaming gull flew overhead; the two hulls wildly rolled; we gave three heavy-hearted cheers, and blindly plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic.
As is customary in those cases, the boats at once separated, each making for some one lone whale on the outskirts of the shoal.
Last night I stopped at a little lone tavern, back on the road.
I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it.
Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, Where the slave-whip ceaseless swings, Where the noisome insect stings, Where the fever-demon strews Poison with the falling dews, Where the sickly sunbeams glare Through the hot and misty air:-- Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, From Virginia hills and waters-- Woe is me, my stolen daughters
All looked colder and darker in that visionary hollow than in reality: and the strange little figure there gazing at me, with a white face and arms specking the gloom, and glittering eyes of fear moving where all else was still, had the effect of a real spirit: I thought it like one of the tiny phantoms, half fairy, half imp, Bessie's evening stories represented as coming out of lone, ferny dells in moors, and appearing before the eyes of belated travellers.
At last she shed tears on that subject, and said again that she was 'a lone lorn creetur' and everythink went contrary with her'.
May I make so bold," he said then, with a smile that was like a frown, and with a frown that was like a smile, "as ask you how you have done well, since you and me was out on them lone shivering marshes?
If ghos'es want me to believe in 'em, let 'em leave off skulking i' the dark and i' lone places--let 'em come where there's company and candles.
At length upon the lone Chorasmian shore He paused--"