- being alone; without company or accompaniment; solitary; unaccompanied: a lone traveler.
- standing by itself or apart; isolated: a lone house in the valley.
- sole; single; only: That company constitutes our lone competitor in the field.
- without companionship; lonesome; lonely.
- unmarried or widowed.
Origin of lone
SynonymsSee more synonyms for lone on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for lone
“During this trip, I did as a lone wolf, I risked a lot,” he said.Pope-Shooter Ali Agca’s Very Weird Vatican Visit
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 29, 2014
Bratton was not ready to say that Brinsley was acting as part of a group or as anything but a lone monster.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn
December 21, 2014
They double down on the plot device of a lone visionary opposed by conventional hierarchies.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
His lone stable was a girl from Newport News, Virginia, who had already escaped one nightmare.The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
December 11, 2014
The incident still might have sparked trouble because that lone bullet proved fatal for a man who was black.Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill
December 10, 2014
No nation can longer be a fortress, lone and strong and safe.
He's makin' his play with a lone hand, and we've got to meet him the same way.Way of the Lawless
A lad that never was out of the town by his lone in his life before!The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Spake to 'em by their lone silves when you've aught to say to 'em.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
Mr. Erskine's songs are all pretty, but his "Lone Vale" is divine.The Letters of Robert Burns
- unaccompanied; solitary
- single or isolateda lone house
- a literary word for lonely
- unmarried or widowed
Word Origin and History for lone
late 14c., "having no companion, solitary," shortening of alone (q.v.) by weakening of stress or else by misdivision of what is properly all one. The Lone Star in reference to "Texas" is first recorded 1843, from its flag. Lone wolf in the figurative sense is 1909, American English.