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Meaning & Definition of Alone in English

English

Alone

/əloʊn/

adjective

1. Isolated from others

  • "Could be alone in a crowded room"
  • "Was alone with her thoughts"
  • "I want to be alone"
    synonym:
  • alone(p)

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • alone(p)
  • ,
  • lone(a)
  • ,
  • lonely(a)
  • ,
  • solitary

3. Exclusive of anyone or anything else

  • "She alone believed him"
  • "Cannot live by bread alone"
  • "I'll have this car and this car only"
    synonym:
  • alone(p)
  • ,
  • only

4. Radically distinctive and without equal

  • "He is alone in the field of microbiology"
  • "This theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"
  • "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"
  • "Craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"
  • "Unparalleled athletic ability"
  • "A breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"
    synonym:
  • alone(p)
  • ,
  • unique
  • ,
  • unequaled
  • ,
  • unequalled
  • ,
  • unparalleled

adverb

1. Without any others being included or involved

  • "Was entirely to blame"
  • "A school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"
  • "He works for mr. smith exclusively"
  • "Did it solely for money"
  • "The burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"
  • "A privilege granted only to him"
    synonym:
  • entirely
  • ,
  • exclusively
  • ,
  • solely
  • ,
  • alone
  • ,
  • only

2. Without anybody else or anything else

  • "The child stayed home alone"
  • "The pillar stood alone, supporting nothing"
  • "He flew solo"
    synonym:
  • alone
  • ,
  • solo
  • ,
  • unaccompanied

Examples of using

Leave my family alone!
She's alone in her room reading a book.
Better alone than in bad company.