1. Being without a companion; being by one's self; also, sad from lack of companionship; lonely; as, a lone traveler or watcher.
When I have on those pathless wilds a appeared,
And the lone wanderer with my presence cheered. --Shenstone.
2. Single; unmarried, or in widowhood. [Archaic]
Queen Elizabeth being a lone woman. --Collection of Records (1642).
A hundred mark is a long one for a poor lone woman to bear. --Shak.
3. Being apart from other things of the kind; being by itself; also, apart from human dwellings and resort; as, a lone house. “ A lone isle.”
By a lone well a lonelier column rears. --Byron.
4. Unfrequented by human beings; solitary.
Thus vanish scepters, coronets, and balls,
And leave you on lone woods, or empty walls. --Pope.
Lone n. A lane. See Loanin. [Prov. Eng.]
adj 1: 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" [syn: alone(p), lone(a), lonely(a), solitary]
2: 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" [syn: eremitic,
eremitical, lone(a), solitary]
3: 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" [syn: lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a),