a.1.Living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.
Those rare and solitary, these in flocks.
- Milton.
2.Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.
Satan . . . explores his solitary flight.
- Milton.
3.Not much visited or frequented; remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place.
4.Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.
How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people.
- Lam. i. 1.
Let that night be solitary; let no joyful voice come therein.
- Job iii. 7.
5.Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.
6.(Bot.) Not associated with others of the same kind.
Solitary ant
(Zool.) any solitary hymenopterous insect of the family Mutillidæ. The female of these insects is destitute of wings and has a powerful sting. The male is winged and resembles a wasp. Called also spider ant.
Solitary bee
(Zool.) any species of bee which does not form communities.
Solitary sandpiper
(Zool.) an American tattler (Totanus solitarius).
Solitary snipe
(Zool.) the great snipe.
Solitary thrush
(Zool.) the starling.
n.1.One who lives alone, or in solitude; an anchoret; a hermit; a recluse.
Noun1.solitary - confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners; "he was held in solitary"
2.Solitarysolitary - one who lives in solitude
Adj.1.solitary - characterized by or preferring solitude in mode of life; "the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony"; "a lone wolf"; "a man of a solitary disposition"
2.solitary - of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies; "solitary bees"
3.solitary - lacking companions or companionship; "he was alone when we met him"; "she is alone much of the time"; "the lone skier on the mountain"; "a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel"; "a lonely soul"; "a solitary traveler"
Synonyms: lone, lonely, alone
4.solitary - enjoyed or performed alone; "a lonely existence"; "his lonely room"; "took a solitary walk"; "enjoyed her solitary dinner"; "solitary pursuits such as reading"
Synonyms: lonely
5.solitary - being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"
Synonyms: lonesome, only, sole, lone
6.solitary - separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or secluded; "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a trail leading to an unfrequented lake"
Synonyms: unfrequented, lonely
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