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alone meaning

EN[əˈləʊn] [əˈloʊn] [ɐˈluŋ] [-əʊn]
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WAlone
  • Alone may refer to:
  • Solitude, a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people
  • Loneliness, negative emotions arising from seclusion

    Definition of alone in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore aloneSUPmost aloneSUF-one
    1. By oneself, solitary.
      1. I can't ask for help because I am alone. ‎
    2. Apart from, or exclusive of, others.
      1. Jones alone could do it. ‎
    3. Considered separately.
      1. Without equal.
        1. Hungary's leader is not alone in eastern and southern Europe, where democratically elected populist strongmen increasingly dominate, deploying the power of the state and a battery of instruments of intimidation to crush dissent, demonise opposition, tame the media and tailor the system to their ends.
      2. OBS Unique; rare; matchless.
      3. AdverbCOMmore aloneSUPmost alone
        1. By one's self; apart from, or exclusive of, others; solo.
          1. She walked home alone. ‎
        2. Without outside help.
          1. The job was to hard for me to do alone. ‎
        3. Exclusively.
          1. The responsibility is theirs alone. ‎
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • He quit working for the company and decided to go it alone as a consultant, instead.
          • When he reawoke he felt for a second as though he were part of a surrealistic picture. He was sitting alone in an aeroplane ready to take off.
          • Such as when α-1,3-glucan is injected alone into the mice, it stimulates the host immune response and consequently has an antifumigatus development role.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • These photos and interviews are of everykid, a suffering, struggling, and surviving being who could be living anywhere; Kids should see this exhibit so they realize they're not alone.
          • Recently, Hollon et al. investigated the intestinal permeability in human duodenal biopsies mounted in microsnapwells and luminally incubated with either gliadin or media alone.
          • I drew the short straw and got stuck doing the whole project alone.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Focus adverbs
              • Uncomparable adverbs
            Related Links:
            1. en aloneness
            2. en alonely
            3. en alonest
            4. en alonelier
            5. en aloneliest
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Meaning of alone for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "alone" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a focus adverb and an uncomparable adverb.
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