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alone - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alone

(adj) isolated from others
Example Sentence
  • could be alone in a crowded room
  • was alone with her thoughts
  • I want to be alone

(adj) lacking companions or companionship
Synonyms : lone , lonely , solitary
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) exclusive of anyone or anything else
Synonyms : only
Example Sentence
  • she alone believed him
  • cannot live by bread alone
  • I'll have this car and this car only

(adj) radically distinctive and without equal
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adv) without any others being included or involved
Synonyms : entirely , exclusively , only , solely
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adv) without anybody else or anything else
Synonyms : solo , unaccompanied
Example Sentence
  • the child stayed home alone
  • the pillar stood alone, supporting nothing
  • he flew solo

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