lone

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from alone.

Adjective[edit]

lone (not comparable)

  1. Solitary; having no companion.
    a lone traveler or watcher
    • Shenstone
      When I have on those pathless wilds appeared, / And the lone wanderer with my presence cheered.
  2. Isolated or lonely; lacking companionship.
  3. Sole; being the only one of a type.
  4. Situated by itself or by oneself, with no neighbours.
    a lone house; a lone isle
    • Byron
      By a lone well a lonelier column rears.
  5. (archaic) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
    • Alexander Pope
      Thus vanish sceptres, coronets, and balls, / And leave you on lone woods, or empty walls.
  6. (archaic) single; unmarried, or in widowhood
    • Collection of Records (1642)
      Queen Elizabeth being a lone woman.
    • Shakespeare
      A hundred mark is a long one for a poor lone woman to bear.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

lone

  1. plural form of loon

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Verb[edit]

lone

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lonen