|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|
"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"
|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"
|5.||[ adjective ] exclusive of anyone or anything else|
"she alone believed him" "cannot live by bread alone" "I'll have this car and this car only"
|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"