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Meaning of ALONE

Pronunciation:  u'lown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  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"
  2. [adv]  without anybody else; "the child stayed home alone"; "he flew solo"
 

ALONE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: entirely, exclusively, only, solely, solo, unaccompanied
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*lone"\, a. [All + one. OE. al one all allone, AS. [=a]n
    one, alone. See {All}, {One}, {Lone}.]
    1. Quite by one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others;
       single; solitary; -- applied to a person or thing.
    
             Alone on a wide, wide sea.            --Coleridge.
    
             It is not good that the man should be alone. --Gen.
                                                   ii. 18.
    
    2. 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.
    
             The citizens alone should be at the expense.
                                                   --Franklin.
    
    3. Sole; only; exclusive. [R.]
    
             God, by whose alone power and conversation we all
             live, and move, and have our being.   --Bentley.
    
    4. Hence; Unique; rare; matchless. --Shak.
    
    Note: The adjective alone commonly follows its noun.
    
    {To} {let or leave} {alone}, to abstain from interfering with
       or molesting; to suffer to remain in its present state.
    
    
  2. \A*lone"\, adv.
    Solely; simply; exclusively.
    
    
 
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