HyperDic: solitary

English > 7 senses of the word solitary:
ADJECTIVEallsolitary, lone, lonelycharacterized by or preferring solitude
allsolitary, nongregarious, nonsocialof plants and animals
allsolitary, alone, lone, lonelylacking companions or companionship
allsolitary, lone, lonesome, only, solebeing the only one
allsolitary, lonely, unfrequenteddevoid of creatures
NOUNstatesolitary, solitary confinementconfinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
person solitary, hermit, recluse, solitudinarian, troglodyteone who lives in solitude
solitary > pronunciation
Soundssaa'lahteh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > solitary: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or preferring solitude.
Examples
  • "a man of a solitary disposition"
  • "a solitary walk"
Synonymslone, lonely
Broaderunsocialnot seeking or given to association
Spanisheremítico, solitario
Nounssolitarinessa disposition toward being alone
solitaryone who lives in solitude
Adverbssolitarilyin solitude
English > solitary: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies.
Example"solitary bees"
Synonymsnongregarious, nonsocial
Broaderungregarious(of animals) not gregarious
Nounssolitarinessthe state of being alone in solitary isolation
English > solitary: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking companions or companionship.
Example "a solitary traveler"
Synonymsalone, lone, lonely
BroaderunaccompaniedWithout an escort
Spanishsolitario
Nounssolitarinessthe state of being alone in solitary isolation
English > solitary: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningThe only one; single and isolated from others.
Examples
  • "a solitary instance of cowardice"
  • "a solitary speck in the sky"
Synonymslone, lonesome, only, sole
BroadersingleExisting alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual
Spanishsolitario, único
Catalansolitari
English > solitary: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningdevoid of creatures.
Example "a solitary retreat"
Synonymslonely, unfrequented
Broaderuninhabitednot having inhabitants
Spanishapartado, poco frecuentado, solitario
Catalanapartat, poc freqüentat, solitari
English > solitary: 7 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningconfinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners.
Example"he was held in solitary"
Synonymsolitary confinement
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
English > solitary: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningOne who lives in solitude.
Synonymshermit, recluse, solitudinarian, troglodyte
InstancesJohn the Baptist, St. John the Baptist(New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized)
Broaderloner, lone wolf, lone handA person who avoids the company or assistance of others
Spanisheremita, ermitaña, ermitaño, hermitaño, recluso, solitario, solitudinarian, troglodita
Catalaneremita, ermità, solitari, solitudinarian
Adjectivessolitarycharacterized by or preferring solitude

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