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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 ?
Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf, That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!
At length upon the lone Chorasmian shore He paused--"
Tattered flank and sunken eye, open mouth and red, Locked and lank and lone they lie, the dead upon their dead.
The Distinguished Naturalist made no immediate reply, but later, as in the shades of night they journeyed through the desolate vastness of the Great Lone Land, he broke the silence:
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
And howl he did, like a lone gray timber wolf, till the Virgin thrust her pretty fingers in her ears and shivered.
Empty are still many sites for lone ones and twain ones, around which floateth the odour of tranquil seas.
Akela, the great gray Lone Wolf, who led all the Pack by strength and cunning, lay out at full length on his rock, and below him sat forty or more wolves of every size and color, from badger-colored veterans who could handle a buck alone to young black three-year-olds who thought they could.
That softening of feeling towards him which dated from his misfortune, that merging of suspicion and dislike in a rather contemptuous pity for him as lone and crazy, was now accompanied with a more active sympathy, especially amongst the women.
With an army at their call it were an easy thing to take a lone man, even though that man were the Devil of Torn.
At last she shed tears on that subject, and said again that she was 'a lone lorn creetur' and everythink went contrary with her'.
Almost universally, a lone whale --as a solitary Leviathan is called --proves an ancient one.