adjective \ˈlōn\

: standing, acting, or being alone

: not having a partner (such as a husband or wife)

Full Definition of LONE

a :  having no company :  solitary
b :  preferring solitude
:  only, sole
:  situated by itself :  isolated
lone·ness \ˈlōn-nəs\ noun

Examples of LONE

  1. <the lone ripe apple in the entire bag>
  2. <just one lone cow in the middle of the field>

Origin of LONE

Middle English, short for alone
First Known Use: 14th century


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