solitaire

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French solitaire, ultimately from Latin sōlitārius.

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solitaire (plural solitaires)

  1. A person who lives alone; a recluse or hermit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)
  2. A game for one person, played on a board with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of the pieces by "jumping", as in draughts.
  3. (chiefly US) Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called patience in the rest of the world.
  4. An extinct bird related to dodo, Pezophaps solitaria, Rodrigues solitaire, that lived on the island of Rodrigues.
  5. An extinct bird formerly believed to be related to the dodo, more precisely Réunion solitaire, Raphus solitarius, now preferably Réunion ibis, Threskiornis solitarius.
  6. One of several American species of bird in the genus Myadestes in the thrush family.
  7. A gem set on its own.

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AdjectiveEdit

solitaire (comparative more solitaire, superlative most solitaire)

  1. living or being alone; solitary

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  • Oxford English Dictionary

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sōlitārius. In Middle and Old French there existed the words soltain, soutain, inherited from Vulgar Latin *sōlitānus, from Late Latin sōlitāneus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

solitaire (masculine and feminine, plural solitaires)

  1. solitaire, solitary (living alone or being by one's self)

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 02:22