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lone

[ lohn ]
/ loʊn /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of lone

1325–75; Middle English; aphetic var of alone, used attributively
1. See alone.
loneness, noun
loan, lone
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British Dictionary definitions for lone

lone
/ (ləʊn) /

adjective (prenominal)

unaccompanied; solitary
single or isolateda lone house
a literary word for lonely
unmarried or widowed
loneness, noun
C14: from the mistaken division of alone into a lone
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