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True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
Jose Bergamin

Meaning of "solitary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOLITARY

From Latin sōlitārius, from sōlussole1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOLITARY

solitary  [ˈsɒlɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOLITARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Solitary can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SOLITARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Solitary

Solitary is the state of being alone or in solitude. The term may refer to: ▪ shortened form of solitary confinement in jail ▪ Solitary but social, a type of social organization in biology where individuals forage alone but share sleeping space ▪ Solitary, a 2004 episode of the TV series LostSolitary, a reality show made by FOX ▪ Solitary, 2008 album by Don Dokken ▪ Solitary ritual, occult practice ▪ Solitary Mountain, a mountain in Yukon, Canada...

Definition of solitary in the English dictionary

The first definition of solitary in the dictionary is following or enjoying a life of solitude. Other definition of solitary is experienced or performed alone. Solitary is also unfrequented.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOLITARY


antimilitary
ˌæntɪˈmɪlɪtərɪ
depository
dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
glittery
ˈɡlɪtərɪ
littery
ˈlɪtərɪ
military
ˈmɪlɪtərɪ
monetary
ˈmʌnɪtərɪ
nonmilitary
ˌnɒnˈmɪlɪtərɪ
olitory
ˈɒlɪtərɪ
paramilitary
ˌpærəˈmɪlɪtərɪ
pellitory
ˈpɛlɪtərɪ
planetary
ˈplænɪtərɪ
proletary
ˈprəʊlɪtərɪ
promilitary
prəʊˈmɪlɪtərɪ
proprietary
prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
repository
rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
sanitary
ˈsænɪtərɪ
suppletory
ˈsʌplɪtərɪ
territory
ˈtɛrɪtərɪ
unmilitary
ʌnˈmɪlɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOLITARY

solion
soliped
solipedous
solipsism
solipsist
solipsistic
solipsistically
soliquid
solitaire
solitarian
solitaries
solitarily
solitariness
solitary confinement
soliton
solitude
solitudinarian
solitudinous
solivagant

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOLITARY

cavitary
depositary
dignitary
elementary
hereditary
hyperpituitary
hypopituitary
infinitary
insanitary
intracavitary
limitary
nonhereditary
phytosanitary
pituitary
plebiscitary
primogenitary
termitary
the military
ubiquitary
unitary
unsanitary

Synonyms and antonyms of solitary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOLITARY»

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

Translation of «solitary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOLITARY

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

Translator English - Chinese

独处的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

solitario
570 millions of speakers

English

solitary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एकान्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحبس الانفرادي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

одинокий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

solitário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্জন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

solitaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersendirian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einsam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひとりぼっちの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

혼자 잘 지내는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhasar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cô độc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தனித்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एकटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yalnız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

solitario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samotny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

одинокий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

solitar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοναχικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eensame
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

solitära
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ensom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of solitary

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLITARY»

The term «solitary» is very widely used and occupies the 21.965 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOLITARY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «solitary» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «solitary» 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 solitary

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOLITARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word solitary.
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Tunde Adebimpe
Also, painting and animation are really solitary pursuits, so the collaborative aspects of music making and acting are pretty welcome sometimes.
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Shawn Amos
My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness.
3
Roger Ascham
Mark all mathematical heads which be wholly and only bent on these sciences, how solitary they be themselves, how unfit to live with others, how unapt to serve the world.
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Jose Bergamin
True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
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Roy Blount, Jr.
I like weeding, but I tend to think of it as a solitary activity.
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Robert Boswell
Writing is such a solitary thing, so it's nice, when I'm discouraged, to see people still have such faith in fiction.
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Dan Brown
Writing is a solitary existence. Making a movie is controlled chaos - thousands of moving parts and people. Every decision is a compromise. If you're writing and you don't like how your character looks or talks, you just fix it. But in a movie, if there's something you don't like, that's tough.
8
Wendy Carlos
Composition has almost always been solitary.
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Laurie Colwin
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers.
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Ariel Dorfman
I'm the most communal person that exists and a very solitary person. So I think writing is a form of getting to the community and being alone, and it's the best of both possible worlds.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOLITARY»

Discover the use of solitary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to solitary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Solitary: A Novel
This first book in the Solitary Tales series will take you from the cold halls of high school to the dark rooms of an abandoned cabin—and remind you what it means to believe in what you cannot see.
Travis Thrasher, 2010
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Wicca
Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God. "Wicca "also includes Scott Cunningham's own Book of Shadows and updated appendices of periodicals and occult suppliers.
Scott Cunningham, 2010
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Solitary Witch
It relates specifically to today's young adults and their concerns, yet is grounded in the magickal work of centuries past.--From publisher description.
Silver RavenWolf, 2011
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Reveries of the Solitary Walker
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 2011
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A Solitary Blue
A Newbery Honor–winning installment of the Cynthia Voigt’s classic Tillerman series.
Cynthia Voigt, 2001
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Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2
Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, fourteen-year-old Alex Sawyer thinks that he has escaped the hellish Furnace Penitentiary, but instead he winds up in solitary confinement, where new horrors await him.
Alexander Gordon Smith, 2011
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Solitary Fitness: You Don't Need a Fancy Gym Or Expensive ...
All of this without fancy gym equipment,steroids, steaks, pills or powders. Hey . . . don't forget the ladies! Not just for the men, this is ideal for anyone of an adult age. Did Samson do drugs, did Hercules need fancy trainers . . .
Charles Bronson, Stephen Richards, 2007
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Spells for the Solitary Witch
Written by the best-selling author of The Wiccan Handbook, Spells for the Solitary Witch is clear and easy to follow.
Eileen Holland, 2004
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Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History
Kevin M. O'Neill provides readable yet thorough accounts of the natural history of the major families of solitary wasps and also surveys the current state of scientific research on these insects.
Kevin M. O'Neill, 2001
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Practical Solitary Magic
Many students don't want to be tied to a particular group or spiritual tradition, but prefer to search, experiment, and grow on their own; this book is perfect for these people.
Nancy B. Watson, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOLITARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term solitary is used in the context of the following news items.
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Captured New York Prisoner Held in Solitary Confinement
David Sweat, who was captured and returned to prison after his daring escape from Clinton Correctional Facility, is now being held in solitary confinement. «TIME, Jul 15»
2
Court Extends Stay Blocking Release of Albert Woodfox, Held 42 …
A federal judge has ordered the immediate release of Louisiana prisoner Albert Woodfox, the longest-serving U.S. prisoner in solitary confinement. The state has ... «Democracy Now!, Jun 15»
3
From Solitary to the Street
When Mark, who had just turned 21, walked out of a maximum-security prison in Huntsville, Texas, last July, he had spent the last two-and-a-half years in solitary ... «The Marshall Project, Jun 15»
4
Robert King, One of the Angola Three, Reflects on Life in Solitary
“We were caged up,” he told AP of his solitary confinement in the Angola prison in Louisiana. “I don't think a person can go through that and come up unscathed. «TIME, Jun 15»
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US man Albert Woodfox to be freed after 43 years in solitary
A judge in the US state of Louisiana has ordered the release of an inmate who has been in solitary confinement for more than 40 years. Judge James Brady also ... «BBC News, Jun 15»
6
Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary
Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly ... «Baltimore Sun, Mar 15»
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Report says thousands in Texas still languish in solitary confinement
More than 6,500 Texas prisoners are languishing in solitary confinement, including many who have not misbehaved or suffer from mental illness, according to a ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
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Rights groups sue Ottawa over solitary confinement in prisons
Two rights groups have sued the federal government over the use of solitary confinement in prisons, arguing Canada remains committed to a broken and ... «The Globe and Mail, Jan 15»
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Rikers to Ban Isolation for Inmates 21 and Younger
New York City officials agreed on Tuesday to a plan that would eliminate the use of solitary confinement for all inmates 21 and younger, a move that would place ... «New York Times, Jan 15»
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The Box: A teen's horrifying tale of solitary confinement at Rikers
Every year, thousands of teens are held in solitary confinement in jails, prisons and juvenile halls nationwide. This is the story of Ismael “Izzy” Nazario and the ... «Fusion, Dec 14»

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