alone Definition

  • 1having no one else present; on one's own
  • 2separate from others; solitary

Using alone: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "alone" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I prefer to be alone when I'm working.

  • Example

    She was left alone in the house.

  • Example

    He felt very alone after his wife died.

  • Example

    The child was crying alone in the corner.

alone Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with alone

  • stop bothering or interfering with someone


    I just want to be left alone to finish my work.

  • do something by oneself, without help or support from others


    She decided to go it alone and start her own business.

  • not try to improve or change something that is already satisfactory


    The recipe is fine as it is. Let's leave well enough alone.

Origins of alone

from all + one


Summary: alone in Brief

'Alone' [əˈləʊn] means having no one else present or separate from others. It can denote a preference for solitude, as in 'I prefer to be alone when I'm working,' or a sense of isolation, as in 'He felt very alone after his wife died.' Phrases like 'leave someone alone' and 'go it alone' use 'alone' to denote independence or self-sufficiency.

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