KJV Dictionary Definition: solitariness


SOL'ITARINESS, n. The state of being alone; forbearance of company; retirement, or habitual retirement. At home, in wholesome solitariness.

2. Solitude; loneliness; destitution of company or of animated beings; applied to place; as the solitariness of the country or of a wood.


SOL'ITARY, a. L. solitarius, from solus, alone.

1. Living alone; not having company. Some of the more ferocious animals are solitary, seldom or never being found in flocks or herds. Thus the lion is called a solitary animal. Those rare and solitary, these in flocks.

2. Retired; remote from society; not having company, or not much frequented; as a solitary residence or place.

3. Lonely; destitute of company; as a solitary life.

4. Gloomy; still; dismal. Let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Job 3.

5. Single; as a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.

6. In botany, separate; one only in a place; as a solitary stipule. A solitary flower is when there is only one to each peduncle; a solitary seed, when there is only one in a pericarp.

SOL'ITARY, n. One that lives alone of in solitude; a hermit; a recluse.