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English definition of “solitary”

solitary

adjective     /ˈsɒl.ɪ.tər.i/ US  /ˈsɑː.lə.ter.i/
C2 A solitary person or thing is the only person or thing in a place: On the hill, a solitary figure was busy chopping down trees. In the distance was a solitary building. He was a solitary child (= he enjoyed being alone).Single, double and multiple C2 done alone: solitary walks by the river fishing and other solitary pastimesSingle, double and multipleAloneSeparateness and isolation in space
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