Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » L » Lone-star State ... Long-range

LONELY (lonelier, loneliest)

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does lonely mean? 

LONELY (adjective)
  The adjective LONELY has 4 senses:

1. lacking companions or companionship
2. marked by dejection from being alone
3. remote or secluded
4. characterized by or preferring solitude

  Familiarity information: LONELY used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

LONELY (adjective)

Sense 1lonely [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking companions or companionship


lone; lonely; alone; solitary

Context examples:

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


unaccompanied (without accompaniment or companions)

Sense 2lonely [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by dejection from being alone


lonely; lonesome

Context examples:

felt sad and lonely / the loneliest night of the week / lonesome when her husband is away / spent a lonesome hour in the bar


dejected (affected or marked by low spirits)

Sense 3lonely [BACK TO TOP]


Remote or secluded


unfrequented; lonely; solitary

Context examples:

a lonely crossroads / a solitary retreat / a trail leading to an unfrequented lake


inaccessible; unaccessible (capable of being reached only with great difficulty or not at all)

Sense 4lonely [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by or preferring solitude


solitary; lone; lonely

Context examples:

a lone wolf / a lonely existence / a man of a solitary disposition / a solitary walk


unsocial (not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Many hands make light work." (English proverb)

"The coward shoots with shut eyes." (Native American proverb, tribe unknown)

"Sit where you are welcomed and helped, and don't sit where you are not welcomed." (Arabic proverb)

"Knowledge is in the head, not the copybook." (Egyptian proverb)

 LONELY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1584 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: