See also: Lone
Shortened from alone.
lone (not comparable)
- Solitary; having no companion.
- a lone traveler or watcher
- (Can we date this quote?) William Shenstone
- 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.
- Isolated or lonely; lacking companionship.
- Sole; being the only one of a type.
- Situated by itself or by oneself, with no neighbours.
- a lone house; a lone isle
- (archaic) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
- (archaic) Single; unmarried, or in widowhood.
having no companion