solitaire

play
noun sol·i·taire \ˈsä-lə-ˌter\

Definition of solitaire

  1. 1 :  a single gem (as a diamond) set alone

  2. 2 :  any of various card games that can be played by one person

Origin and Etymology of solitaire

French, from solitaire, adjective, solitary, from Latin solitarius


First Known Use: circa 1727


SOLITAIRE Defined for English Language Learners

solitaire

play
noun sol·i·taire \ˈsä-lə-ˌter\

Definition of solitaire for English Language Learners

  • : a card game that is played by one person

  • : a single jewel that is set alone in a piece of jewelry


SOLITAIRE Defined for Kids

solitaire

play
noun sol·i·taire \ˈsä-lə-ˌter\

Definition of solitaire for Students

  1. :  a card game played by one person alone


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