Meaning of solitary
Pronunciation: (sol'i-ter"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -tar•ies.
- alone; without companions; unattended: a solitary passer-by.
- living alone; avoiding the society of others: a solitary existence.
- by itself; alone: one solitary house.
- characterized by the absence of companions: a solitary journey.
- done without assistance or accompaniment; done in solitude: solitary chores.
- being the only one: a solitary exception.
- characterized by solitude, as a place; unfrequented, secluded, or lonely: a solitary cabin in the woods.
- living habitually alone or in pairs, as certain wasps. Cf.(def. 10).
- a person who lives alone or in solitude, or avoids the society of others.
- a person who lives in solitude from religious motives.
- solitary (Thesaurus)