Lone (?), n.

A lane. See Loanin.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Lone, a. [Abbrev. fr. alone.]

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."

Pope.

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.

 

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