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Definition of "lone" []

  • Without accompaniment; solitary: a lone skier on the mountain. (adjective)
  • Without companionship; isolated or lonely. (adjective)
  • Being the only one; sole: the lone doctor in the county. (adjective)
  • Situated by itself: a lone tree on the prairie; a lone blue tile in a white floor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lone" in a sentence
  • "As New York City police tracked what they called a "lone wolf" terrorism suspect for more than a year, federal authorities declined to join the case, believing the man didn't pose a serious threat, people familiar with the matter said."
  • "Typically, they go after someone who they can turn into what I call the "lone atheist troublemaker.""
  • "You, Peter, really believe that this is part of something larger, this is just not what we call the lone wolf?"