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I remember when I was very young, I had a fever - a long rheumatic fever in bed for four months. And in the days, I stayed alone with the maid. I only had my father's books with me. They were fantasy books about ghosts, and also books by Edgar Allen Poe that made a forever impression on me.
Dario Argento

Meaning of "alone" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ALONE

Old English al one, literally: all (entirely) one.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ALONE

alone  [əˈləʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Alone can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES ALONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Alone

Alone may refer to: ▪ Solitude, a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people...

Definition of alone in the English dictionary

The first definition of alone in the dictionary is apart from another or others; solitary. Other definition of alone is without anyone or anything else. Alone is also without equal; unique.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALONE


anticyclone
ˌæntɪˈsaɪkləʊn
blown
bləʊn
chalone
ˈkæləʊn
clone
kləʊn
cologne
kəˈləʊn
cyclone
ˈsaɪkləʊn
flown
fləʊn
loan
ləʊn
lone
ləʊn
microloan
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌləʊn
overblown
ˌəʊvəˈbləʊn
Pantalone
ˌpæntəˈləʊn
prednisolone
prɛdˈnɪsəˌləʊn
pregnenolone
prɛɡˈnɛnəˌləʊn
quinolone
ˈkwɪnəˌləʊn
Sloan
sləʊn
Sloane
sləʊn
triamcinolone
ˌtraɪæmˈsɪnəˌləʊn
violone
ˈvaɪəˌləʊn
windblown
ˈwɪndˌbləʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALONE

aloed
aloes
aloes wood
aloetic
aloft
alogia
alogical
alogically
aloha
aloin
alonely
aloneness
along
along with
alongshore
alongshoreman
alongside
alongst
aloo
aloof

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALONE

abalone
chelone
gene clone
go it alone
home-alone
just leave well alone
leave alone
leave someone alone
leave well alone
let alone
mesocyclone
methaqualone
nandrolone
pallone
provolone
Silone
snowclone
stand-alone

Synonyms and antonyms of alone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ALONE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «alone» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of alone

Translation of «alone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALONE

Find out the translation of alone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of alone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «alone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

单独的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

solo
570 millions of speakers

English

alone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अकेले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَحِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

одинокий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sozinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

seul
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sahaja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

allein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ただ一人の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

홀로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Piyambakipun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một mình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தனியாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एकटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yalnız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

solo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samotny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сам
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

singur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μόνος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

alleen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ensam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of alone

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALONE»

The term «alone» is very widely used and occupies the 2.633 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «alone» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «alone» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about alone

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10 QUOTES WITH «ALONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word alone.
1
Dario Argento
I remember when I was very young, I had a fever - a long rheumatic fever in bed for four months. And in the days, I stayed alone with the maid. I only had my father's books with me. They were fantasy books about ghosts, and also books by Edgar Allen Poe that made a forever impression on me.
2
Banks
A lot of times, people are ashamed of feeling weak and being rejected - so it's liberating to be able to sing about those things. And it's amazing when other people don't feel alone because they hear it.
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Brendan Behan
The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
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John Berger
That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
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Benny Blanco
I don't want to make music alone in a dark studio and make me feel awful and depressed. I want to make music and feel happy and get to share it with people.
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Sepp Blatter
FIFA's goal of making the world a better place through football cannot be achieved through our efforts alone - equally important is the power which every fan of the beautiful game has at their disposal.
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Uwe Boll
Alone is a much better film than House of the Dead and better than most horror movies out today.
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Kenny Chesney
You'd think I'd have been happiest in my life playing music in front of 50,000 people at Gillette Stadium. But let me tell you, it's an odd feeling to feel alone in the spotlight.
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Arthur C. Clarke
Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
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Mason Cooley
Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALONE»

Discover the use of alone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to alone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less ...
As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the result of Turkle's nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain.
Sherry Turkle, 2011
2
Bowling Alone
This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, Bowling Alone, which The Economist hailed as "a prodigious achievement.
Robert D. Putnam, 2001
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Alone
A man who rowed eight thousand miles across the Pacific describes his harrowing journey, battling currents that moved him backward, cyclones with one hundred mph winds, and waves that capsized his boat.
Gerard D'Aboville, 1993
4
America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It
Arguing that the anti-Americanism of Europe may force America to stand alone in the world against global terrorism and other threats, the author paints a chilling portrait of a nation surrounded by enemies and less-than-loyal allies.
Mark Steyn, 2006
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Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure
When Alone was first published in 1938, it became an enormous bestseller. This edition keeps alive Byrd’s unforgettable narrative for new generations of readers.
Richard E. Byrd, 2003
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How to Be Alone: Essays
This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections.
Jonathan Franzen, 2007
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Lily Alone
Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.
Jacqueline Wilson, 2011
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Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work
It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.
Katrin Bentley, 2007
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Alone
A dramatic story of rags to riches.
Alexander D. Banyan, 2012
10
Never Leave Well Enough Alone
One of hte nation's leading industrial designers discusses his own life and accomplishments, from creating the Studebaker to designing the packaging for Lucky Strikes. (Fine Arts)
Raymond Loewy, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term alone is used in the context of the following news items.
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Leave U2 alone: Why did one of our best rock bands become so …
Leave U2 alone: Why did one of our best rock bands become so loathed? EnlargeThe Edge and Bono of U2 perform in Inglewood, Calif. «Salon, Jul 15»
2
Can I leave my child home alone?
If you're wondering whether you should leave your child home alone, consider these factors and tips from Marshfield Clinic pediatrician and ... «Wausau Daily Herald, Jul 15»
3
Heart of darkness: Women dare not walk alone in central Mexico
ECATEPEC, Mexico - Guadalupe Reyes clings to thoughts of her daughter one day flying a plane, a dream for the 18-year-old girl. Until the ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
4
Baby rescued after drifting out to sea alone
A 10-month-old girl was rescued by the Turkish coast guard after she floated about a half a mile off the coast of Ayvacik alone in an inflatable ... «KMTV, Jul 15»
5
Baby found alone on side of Maryland highway
A 2 to 3-month-old baby girl was discovered in a car carrier on the side of a Maryland road late Saturday night, and Anne Arundel County police ... «MyFox Washington DC, Jul 15»
6
Mother of girl left at Civic Center Park located, girl in custody of …
DENVER — A 2-3 year old girl was left alone after the busy Civic Center Park Independence Day Eve celebration on Friday night, Denver ... «FOX31 Denver, Jul 15»
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EDITORIAL: Canyon Lake goes it alone on fire services
The prolonged conflict between Canyon Lake and Riverside County over the cost of fire services seems to have reached a point of either ... «Press-Enterprise, Jul 15»
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'I'd rather be alone': polls show trend of singleton
More than half of single households in Seoul City are living alone by choice and would rather live alone, with a high satisfactory rate of 63.8 ... «The Korea Herald, Jul 15»
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UPDATE 1-Europe can't count on ECB alone in Greek crisis - French …
(Adds comments, background). AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 5 (Reuters) - Greece and international creditors must find a compromise in ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
10
Burton boy calls 911 after brothers left alone
An 8-year-old Burton boy called 911 after he and his 6-year-old brother were left alone for an extended time Friday, according to a Beaufort ... «Hilton Head Island Packet, Jul 15»

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