Origin of solitaire
Examples from the Web for solitaire
It even threatens such veteran horizontally integrated favorites as Scrabble, solitaire, and the crossword puzzle.
I am divided from mankind—a solitaire; one banished from human society.The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe|Daniel Defoe
You belong to me, now—see, let me put this solitaire diamond on your finger.Miss Caprice|St. George Rathborne
Townsend's solitaire, a bird of the far West, is a resident of high mountains and lonely gorges.Food Habits of the Thrushes of the United States|F. E. L. Beal
British Dictionary definitions for solitaire
Word Origin for solitaire
Word Origin and History for solitaire
c.1500, "widow;" 1716, "solitary person, recluse," from French solitaire, from Latin adjective solitarius "alone, lonely, isolated" (see solitary). Sense of "a precious stone set by itself" is from 1727. Meaning "card game played by one person" is first attested 1746.