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Dictionary definition for: Solitary

1. (n) confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners; "he was held in solitary"

2. (s) characterized by or preferring solitude in mode of life; "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony" "a lone wolf" "a man of a solitary disposition"

3. (n) one who lives in solitude

4. (s) of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies; "solitary bees"

5. (s) 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"

6. (s) enjoyed or performed alone; "a lonely existence" "his lonely room" "took a solitary walk" "enjoyed her solitary dinner" "solitary pursuits such as reading"

7. (s) separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded; "a lonely crossroads" "a solitary retreat" "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"

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