1 isolated from others; "could be alone in a crowded room"; "was alone with her thoughts"; "I want to be alone" [syn: alone(p)]
2 lacking companions or companionship; "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" [syn: alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitary]
3 exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only" [syn: alone(p), only]
4 radically distinctive and without equal; "he is alone in the field of microbiology"; "this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem"; "Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint"; "craftsmen whose skill is unequaled"; "unparalleled athletic ability"; "a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history" [syn: alone(p), unique, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled] adv
1 without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "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" [syn: entirely, exclusively, solely, only]
EtymologyFrom all + one, Old English al one, all allone, Anglo-Saxon an one, alone. See all, one, lone.
- By one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; single;
solo; solitary;—applied to a person or thing.
- I can't ask for help because I am alone. That is, “I am alone” means nobody else is near.
- Of or by itself; by themselves; without any thing more or any
one else; without a sharer; only.
- Man shall not live by bread alone. —Luke iv. 4. Here, “bread alone” means bread and nothing else.
- Unique; without peer or equal:
- Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare. -- Edna St. Vincent Millay
Note: The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.
- Basque: bakarrik
- Croatian: sam
- Czech: sám , sama
- Danish: alene (1), udelukkende (2), kun (3)
- Dutch: alleen
- French: seul
- West Frisian: allinnich
- German: allein
- Hebrew: לבד
- Ido: sola
- Japanese: 一人 (hitori); 一人で (hitori de)
- Sorani: بهتهنیا, بهتاقی تهنیا, به تهنها
- Maltese: waħdu sulu
- Norwegian: alene
- Portuguese: sozinho, só
- Russian: одинокий
- Slovene: sam
- Spanish: solitario, solo
- Swedish: ensam
- Vietnamese: một mình
- By one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; solo
- She walked home alone.
Alone usually refers to the condition of solitude.
It can also refer to:
- "Alone," a poem by Edgar Allan Poe
- "Alone," a poem by Sarah Teasdale
- Alone (book), a 1921 book by Norman Douglas
- Alone, a 1938 book by Richard Evelyn Byrd
- Odna ('Alone'), a Soviet film released in 1931
- Films entitled Alone:
- Albums entitled Alone:
- Songs entitled "Alone":
- "Alone (1935 song)", a song composed in 1935 by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
- "Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)," a song composed by Morty and Selma Craft in 1957
- "Alone (Heart song)", a single released by the band Heart in 1987 from the album Bad Animals
- "Alone (B'z song)", a 1991 single by B'z.
- "Alone", a Beautiful South track on the 1996 album Blue is the Colour
- "Alone (Bee Gees song)", a 1997 Bee Gees song
- "Alone", a song by Lasgo released in 2001.
- "Alone, a song by Dinosaur Jr.
- "Alone", a song by US Christian Rock band Sanctus Real.
- "Alone", a B-Side from Avril Lavigne's single "Girlfriend"
- "Alone (Pearl Jam song)", a song by Pearl Jam
- "Alone" a song by the band Zebrahead
- "Alone" a song by the Wisconsin band Downface
- "Alone" a song by the Dutch band The Gathering
- "Alone" a song by the Finnish metal band Amorphis
- People named "Alone":
- Alone (writer), a Chilean literary critic
alone in Spanish: Alone
alone in French: Alone
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