lone

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See also: Lone and lône

English[edit]

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Shortened from alone.

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lone (not comparable)

  1. Solitary; having no companion.
    a lone traveler or watcher
    • 1741, William Shenstone, The Judgment of Hercules
      When I have on those pathless wilds appeared, / And the lone wanderer with my presence cheered.
    • 1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart; Avery Hopwood, chapter I, in The Bat: A Novel from the Play (Dell Book; 241), New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, OCLC 20230794, page 01:
      The Bat—they called him the Bat. []. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
    • 2020 January 22, “School director arrested as a suspect in Lop Buri gold shop robbery”, in Thai PBS World[1], Bangkok: Thai Public Broadcasting Service, retrieved 2020-01-22:
      The director of a school in Thailand's central province of Sing Buri is in police custody under suspicion of being the lone perpetrator of a gold shop robbery at a mall in Lop Buri province on January 9th, during which three people, including a two-year old boy, were murdered and four others [were] wounded.
  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
  5. (archaic) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
    • c. 1715, Alexander Pope, Epistle To Mrs Teresa Blount
      Thus vanish sceptres, coronets, and balls, / And leave you on lone woods, or empty walls.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
      He made a turn or two in the shop, and looked for Hope among the instruments; but they obstinately worked out reckonings for the missing ship, in spite of any opposition he could offer, that ended at the bottom of the lone sea.
  6. (archaic) Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

lone

  1. plural of loon

Dutch[edit]

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lone

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lonen

Slovak[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lone n

  1. locative singular of lono

Yola[edit]

Noun[edit]

lone

  1. Alternative form of lhoan
    • 1867, OBSERVATIONS BY THE EDITOR:
      F. brone, eelone, hone, lone, sthone, sthrone.
      E. brand, island, hand, land, stand, strand.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 52