solitary ADJECTIVE 1) done or existing alone. 2) secluded or isolated. 3) single; only. 4) (of a bee, wasp, etc.) not social or colonial.
NOUN (pl. solitaries) 1) a recluse or hermit. 2) informal solitary confinement.
DERIVATIVES solitarily adverb solitariness noun.
ORIGIN Latin solitarius, from solus 'alone' .

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