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Meaning of LONE

Pronunciation:  lown

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lone\, n.
    A lane. See {Loanin}. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    
  2. \Lone\, a. [Abbrev. fr. alone.]
    1. Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad
       from lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or
       watcher.
    
             When I have on those pathless wilds a appeared, And
             the lone wanderer with my presence cheered.
                                                   --Shenstone.
    
    2. Single; unmarried, or in widowhood. [Archaic]
    
             Queen Elizabeth being a lone woman.   --Collection
                                                   of Records
                                                   (1642).
    
             A hundred mark is a long one for a poor lone woman
             to bear.                              --Shak.
    
    3. Being apart from other things of the kind; being by
       itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a
       lone house. `` A lone isle.'' --Pope.
    
             By a lone well a lonelier column rears. --Byron.
    
    4. Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
    
             Thus vanish scepters, coronets, and balls, And leave
             you on lone woods, or empty walls.    --Pope.
    
    
 
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