1. [ adjective ] being the only one; single and isolated from others
Synonyms: only sole solitary lone

"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"

Related terms: single
2. [ adjective ] marked by dejection from being alone
Synonyms: lonely

"felt sad and lonely" "the loneliest night of the week" "lonesome when her husband is away" "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"

Related terms: dejected
Similar spelling:   longness