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Shortened from alone.

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lone (not comparable)

  1. Solitary; having no companion.
    a lone traveler or watcher
  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
    • (Can we date this quote?) Lord Byron
      By a lone well a lonelier column rears.
  5. (archaic) Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
    • (Can we date this quote?) 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.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      A hundred mark is a long one for a poor lone woman to bear.

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lone

  1. plural of loon

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