- 1Far away from other places, buildings, or people; remote: isolated farms and villagesMore example sentences
remote, out of the way, outlying, off the beaten track/path, secluded, lonely, godforsaken, far-flung, inaccessible, cutoff, incommunicado, in the backwoods, in the back of beyond, in the back concessions, in the boonies/boondocks, in the middle of nowhere, in the sticks, in the tall timbers, hinterland
- Denmark's orderly agricultural landscape is richly studded with traditional buildings including country estates, villages and isolated farms.
- Smaller villages, depressed coalfield areas and more remote or isolated settlements are more likely to experience pub closures.
- The north part of Belgium consists of isolated farms between villages, while the south tends to contain larger groups of farms.
- 1.1Having minimal contact or little in common with others: he lived a very isolated existenceMore example sentences
- First contacts with completely isolated tribes are rare these days, but they still happen.
- The aim was for cultural institutions to provide points of contact between an isolated elite and the public.
- The party had not been contacted by the isolated military government.
- 1.2Single; exceptional: they were isolated incidentsMore example sentences
- I recount this, not to boost my ego nor to base my belief in the goodwill of youth on this single and isolated incident.
- In any event, this appeared to be a single isolated incident.
- There were differences between late and early students in understanding normal English speech, isolated sentences, and single vocabulary.
mid 18th century: from French isolé, from Italian isolato, from late Latin insulatus 'made into an island', from Latin insula 'island'.