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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lone·ly /ˈlonli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lone·ly, a. [Compar. Lonelier superl. Loneliest.]
 1. Sequestered from company or neighbors; solitary; retired; as, a lonely situation; a lonely cell.
 2. Alone, or in want of company; forsaken.
    To the misled and lonely traveler.   --Milton.
 3. Not frequented by human beings; as, a lonely wood.
 4. Having a feeling of depression or sadness resulting from the consciousness of being alone; lonesome.
    I am very often alone. I don't mean I am lonely.   --H. James.
 Syn: -- Solitary; lone; lonesome; retired; unfrequented; sequestered; secluded.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely";
         "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her
         husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar" [syn:
      3: separated from or unfrequented by others; remote or
         secluded; "a lonely crossroads"; "a solitary retreat"; "a
         trail leading to an unfrequented lake" [syn: lonely(a),
         solitary, unfrequented]
      4: enjoyed or performed alone; "a lonely existence"; "his
         lonely room"; "took a solitary walk"; "enjoyed her
         solitary dinner"; "solitary pursuits such as reading"
         [syn: lonely(a), solitary]
      [also: loneliest, lonelier]