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lone


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lone  \Lone\,  a.  [Abbrev.  fr  alone.] 
  1.  Being  without  a  companion;  being  by  one's  self  also  sad 
  from  lack  of  companionship;  lonely;  as  a  lone  traveler  or 
  watcher. 
 
  When  I  have  on  those  pathless  wilds  a  appeared,  And 
  the  lone  wanderer  with  my  presence  cheered. 
  --Shenstone. 
 
  2.  Single;  unmarried,  or  in  widowhood.  [Archaic] 
 
  Queen  Elizabeth  being  a  lone  woman.  --Collection 
  of  Records 
  (1642). 
 
  A  hundred  mark  is  a  long  one  for  a  poor  lone  woman 
  to  bear.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Being  apart  from  other  things  of  the  kind  being  by 
  itself  also  apart  from  human  dwellings  and  resort;  as  a 
  lone  house.  ``  A  lone  isle.''  --Pope. 
 
  By  a  lone  well  a  lonelier  column  rears.  --Byron. 
 
  4.  Unfrequented  by  human  beings;  solitary. 
 
  Thus  vanish  scepters,  coronets,  and  balls,  And  leave 
  you  on  lone  woods,  or  empty  walls.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lone  \Lone\,  n. 
  A  lane.  See  {Loanin}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lone 
  adj  1:  lacking  companions  or  companionship;  "he  was  alone  when  we 
  met  him";  "she  is  alone  much  of  the  time";  "the  lone 
  skier  on  the  mountain";  "a  lonely  fisherman  stood  on  a 
  tuft  of  gravel";  "a  lonely  soul";  "a  solitary 
  traveler"  [syn:  {alone(p)},  {lone(a)},  {lonely(a)},  {solitary}] 
  2:  characterized  by  or  preferring  solitude  in  mode  of  life; 
  "the  eremitic  element  in  the  life  of  a  religious  colony"; 
  "a  lone  wolf";  "a  man  of  a  solitary  disposition"  [syn:  {eremitic}, 
  {lone(a)},  {solitary}] 
  3:  being  the  only  one  single  and  isolated  from  others  "the 
  lone  doctor  in  the  entire  county";  "a  lonesome  pine";  "an 
  only  child";  "the  sole  heir";  "the  sole  example";  "a 
  solitary  instance  of  cowardice";  "a  solitary  speck  in  the 
  sky"  [syn:  {lone(a)},  {lonesome(a)},  {only(a)},  {sole(a)}, 
  {solitary(a)}] 




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