- 1Having no companions; solitary or single: I approached a lone drinker across the bar we sheltered under a lone treeMore example sentences
- Frustrated and annoyed, she sat alone upon a lone tree trunk, the soft grass glistening from the dew.
- I was just a lone, solitary creature of the night, and I had a mission.
- Other people use them as companion animals for a lone horse.
- 1.1Lacking the support of others; isolated: I am by no means a lone voiceMore example sentences
- Worryingly, El Reg is still a lone voice in supporting these guys and has received few words of support for the duo.
- Morales may not be as lone and isolated a voice as he appears.
- Surely Justice Carney isn't a lone voice on this issue.
- 1.2British (Of a parent) not having a partner to share the care of one’s child or children: poverty among lone mothersMore example sentences
- The plan also includes a commitment to providing access to child care for lone parents entering employment.
- These figures do not include fathers whose payments don't affect the mother's maximum lone parent's entitlement.
- It will be linked to a child care centre to enable lone parents to attend.
- 2 • literary (Of a place) unfrequented and remote: houses in lone rural settingsMore example sentences
- The contrivance which strands the cast at this ominous place is a massive thunderstorm, which floods out both directions of the lone highway.
- It featured a single-parent family living on a lone ranch.
- He laughed and wandered farther down Moonglow Road until he came to a lone house on the deserted street.
late Middle English: shortening of alone.