An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without company)
a. lonely
Lleva una vida muy solitaria desde que su esposa murió.He leads a very lonely life since his wife died.
b. solitary
El demonio de Tasmania es una criatura nocturna y solitaria.The Tasmanian devil is a nocturnal and solitary creature.
c. lonesome
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es una persona muy solitaria, pero no es infeliz.He's a lonesome person, but he isn't unhappy.
2. (desolate)
a. deserted (street or area)
Caminó durante horas por las calles solitarias, con la luna su única compañía.He walked for hours through the empty streets, with the moon as his only companion.
b. empty (street or area)
Al amanecer, la plaza solitaria no parecía la misma de la noche anterior.At dawn, the empty square didn't seem the same as the previous night's.
c. lonely (spot)
Se me averió el coche en una carretera solitaria en medio del desierto.My car broke down on a lonely road in the middle of the desert.
d. solitary (spot)
Estoy cansado de la vida de ciudad; me iría a vivir a una isla solitaria.I'm tired of city life; I'd go live on a solitary island.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (isolated person)
a. loner
Rompió con su novia, dejó de ver a sus amigos y se convirtió en un solitario.He broke up with his girlfriend, stopped seeing his friends and became a loner.
b. recluse
La figura del escritor se identifica a menudo con la figura del solitario.The image of a writer is often identified with that of the recluse.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (game)
a. solitaire
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Jugó al solitario mientras esperaba a que llegaran los demás jugadores de póker.He played solitaire while waiting for the other poker players to arrive.
b. patience (United Kingdom)
Mientras estuve en el hospital, maté el tiempo haciendo solitarios.While in hospital, I killed time playing patience.
5. (jewelry)
a. solitaire
Le regaló un anillo de compromiso con un solitario enorme.He gave her an engagement ring with a huge solitaire.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona, vida)
a. solitary
2. (lugar)
a. lonely, deserted
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (persona)
a. loner
4. (diamante)
a. solitaire
5. (juego)
a. patience (United Kingdom)
b. solitaire
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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solitarioa solitaria
1 [+persona, vida] solitary; lonely; lonesome; (EEUU)
vivir solitario to live alone o on one's own
2 [+lugar] lonely; desolate
a esa hora la calle está solitaria at that hour the street is deserted o empty
(recluso) recluse; (ermitaño) hermit;
1 (Naipes) solitaire
2 (diamante) solitaire
en solitario alone; on one's own; vuelta al mundo en solitario solo trip around the world; tocar en solitario to play solo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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