1. [ adverb ] without any others being included or involved
Synonyms: only solely exclusively entirely

"was entirely to blame" "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively" "did it solely for money" "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone" "a privilege granted only to him"

Related terms: exclusive exclusive exclusive
2. [ adverb ] without anybody else
Synonyms: solo unaccompanied

"the child stayed home alone" "he flew solo"

3. [ adjective ] isolated from others

"could be alone in a crowded room" "was alone with her thoughts" "I want to be alone"

Related terms: unsocial
4. [ adjective ] lacking companions or companionship
Synonyms: lonely lone solitary

"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"

Related terms: unaccompanied
5. [ adjective ] exclusive of anyone or anything else
Synonyms: only

"she alone believed him" "cannot live by bread alone" "I'll have this car and this car only"

Related terms: exclusive
6. [ adjective ] radically distinctive and without equal
Synonyms: unique unparalleled unequalled unequaled

"he is alone in the field of biology" "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint" "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled" "unparalleled athletic ability" "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history"

Related terms: incomparable
Similar spelling:   Aline