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

     

    solitary

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsɒlətri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləteri//
     
    (pl. solitaries)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] (informal) = solitary confinement
  2. 2[countable] (formal) a person who chooses to live alone
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Latin solitarius, from solus ‘alone’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: solitary