Definition of solitaire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsɒlɪˈteə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləter//
    Card games
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  1. 1 [uncountable] (British English) a game for one person in which you remove pieces from their places on a special board after moving other pieces over them. The aim is to finish with only one piece left on the board.
  2. 2 (North American English) (British English patience) [uncountable] a card game for only one player See related entries: Card games
  3. 3 [countable] a single precious stone; a piece of jewellery with a single precious stone in it a solitaire ring
  4. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from Latin solitarius, from solus ‘alone’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: solitaire

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