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adjective [only before noun] lone pronunciation in British English /ləʊn/
  1. 1
    alone
    Lone women drivers are advised not to pick up hitchhikers.
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  2. 2
    single, or only
    Police believe a lone gunman is responsible for the shooting.
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  3. 3
    British without a husband, wife, or partner
    lone parent/mother/father: We aim to assist lone parents by providing more public nursery places.
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