1. Without accompaniment; solitary: a lone skier on the mountain.
2. Being the only one; sole: the lone doctor in the county.
3. Situated by itself: a lone tree on the prairie; a lone blue tile in a white floor.
[Middle English, short for alone; see ALONE.]
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