[ lohn ]
/ loʊn /
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.
unmarried or widowed.
Words nearby lone
Origin of lone
1325–75; Middle English; aphetic var of alone, used attributively
OTHER WORDS FROM lonelone·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH loneloan lone
synonym study for lone
1. See alone.
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Examples from the Web for loneness
The one human thing, with the goblins before me—Alone—in a loneness so ghastly—Alone!The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
Then they were alone, and it was a loneness such as an eagle might feel when it held itself poised high in the curve of blue.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for loneness
/ (ləʊn) /
single or isolateda lone house
a literary word for lonely
unmarried or widowed
Derived forms of loneloneness, noun
Word Origin for lone
C14: from the mistaken division of alone into a lone
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