alone meaning

EN[əˈləʊn] [əˈloʊn] [ɐˈluŋ] [-əʊn]
  • 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
          • 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.
          • The application of mechanical stimulation alone resulted in the initiation of chondrogenesis, demonstrating the cells are mechanoresponsive.
          • You are caring parents who love your family; and you alone can make the decision to tighten your purse strings or to go on openhanding it.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • You need not worry about your appearance, because you spend most of the time alone.
          • Cells were permeabilized with 0.1% Triton X-100 in PBS for 5 minutes at room temperature; unpermeablized cells were treated with PBS 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.
      • 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.
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
            Definite    ➨     Versatile