solitary
1. [ adjective ] characterized by or preferring solitude in mode of life
Synonyms: lone eremitical eremitic
Examples:

"the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony" "a lone wolf" "a man of a solitary disposition"

Related terms: unsocial
2. [ adjective ] characterized by or preferring solitude in mode of life
Synonyms: lone eremitic
Examples:

"the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony" "a lone wolf" "a man of a solitary disposition"

Related terms: unsocial
3. [ adjective ] of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies
Synonyms: nonsocial nongregarious
Examples:

"solitary bees"

Related terms: ungregarious
4. [ adjective ] enjoyed or performed alone
Synonyms: lonely
Examples:

"a lonely existence" "his lonely room" "took a solitary walk" "enjoyed her solitary dinner" "solitary pursuits such as reading"

Related terms: unsocial
5. [ adjective ] lacking companions or companionship
Synonyms: alone lonely lone
Examples:

"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
6. [ adjective ] being the only one; single and isolated from others
Synonyms: lonesome only sole lone
Examples:

"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
7. [ noun ] one who lives in solitude
Synonyms: recluse solitudinarian troglodyte hermit
Related terms: loner John_the_Baptist
8. [ noun ] confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
Synonyms: solitary_confinement
Examples:

"he was held in solitary"

Related terms: confinement
9. [ adjective ] separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded
Synonyms: lonely unfrequented
Examples:

"a lonely crossroads" "a solitary retreat" "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

Related terms: inaccessible
Similar spelling:   solitarily
  solitaire
  solidarity