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Overview of noun solitary

The noun solitary has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. solitary confinement, solitary

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

2. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte

(one who lives in solitude)


Overview of adj solitary

The adj solitary has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) lone, lonely, solitary

(characterized by or preferring solitude; "a lone wolf"; "a lonely existence"; "a man of a solitary disposition"; "a solitary walk")

2. (1) nongregarious, nonsocial, solitary

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

3. alone, lone, lonely, solitary

(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")

4. lone, lonesome, only, sole, solitary

(being the only one; single and isolated from others; "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")

5. lonely, solitary, unfrequented

(devoid of creatures; "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake")

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