Translation of solitary in Spanish:

solitary

solitario, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsɑləˌtɛri//ˈsɒlɪt(ə)ri/

adjective

  • 1

    (alone)
    (journey/disposition/person/life) solitario
    a solitary place un lugar solitario / apartado
    • Shrek himself (voiced by Mike Myers) is an unpleasant, solitary ogre who lives alone in a swamp.
    • It also sanctifies the idea of the reclusive, solitary genius at the expense of the artist who engages with society and the world at large.
    • You describe yourself as an isolated, solitary kid, and then you moved into writing, which is often a solitary profession.
    • I dined in solitary state, all alone in the castle's gilt-and-blue dining hall.
    • A mate who doesn't need your help may prove aloof and solitary.
    • From this encounter, Paley assures us, our solitary walker could be sure of one thing: a man - a thinking being - has been this way.
    • I think most people in witchcraft or paganism practise in a solitary way,’ she said.
    • The beginning of the book describes his mostly solitary existence, the noises and sights of the press, and it's beautifully personal and focused.
    • And so I think that there really are many forms of courage, although the one that I think most of us respond to is the solitary figure who really does risk it all.
    • A solitary bad person sitting alone, harbouring genocidal thoughts, and wishing he ruled the world is not a problem unless he lives next to us in the trailer park.
    • Another legend of Taoism said Zhao Gongming originally came from Zhongnan Mountain and lived a remote and solitary life to practise his skills.
    • His existence is solitary (because his pursuits go unrecognised/unvalued) and (in every sense) misguided.
    • I was a solitary boy, shy and withdrawn, who preferred to be left alone to read.
    • Gone are my constant internet access, my masses of free alone time, my lengthy solitary lunches.
    • And yet-such is the naïve openness of one's solitary thoughts it took only a little change of light for me to see the matter differently.
    • Unlikely - I've always been rather a solitary type, enjoying my own company and taking holidays alone.
    • But l must do them alone, and lately I cannot be solitary.
    • Electronic musicians tend to be a solitary bunch and like to work alone in home studios.
    • This project is a sculptural work that stemmed from my interest in sci-fi, technology, and the impulse for relaxation or solitary meditation.
    • ‘That one over there,’ he said, nodding at a solitary figure in the distance which tripped and stumbled along the edge of the main road.
  • 2

    (single)
    solo
    not a (single) solitary person has written to me no me ha escrito ni una sola persona
    • they haven't a solitary piece of evidence no tienen ni una sola prueba
    • there was one solitary case hubo un único / solo caso
    • I spotted the occasional solitary example in the distance, but I was encumbered with a camera.
    • Unfortunately it was a solitary shiny penny gleaming out of a pool of mud.
    • When I'm out running on my lunch hour, not once have I watched in awe as a fellow runner sprints toward me sporting a solitary track shoe.
    • But it was, sadly, Ireland's solitary response.
    • Every single, solitary person admitted was female.
    • The United States struck back to restrict Ian Thorpe and Australia to one solitary silver medal on day four of the Olympics.
    • Like the most popular girl at school, you'd be hard pressed to find a single, solitary fault with the group.
    • Nancy & Lee also had a solitary UK hit single: the glorious, saucy, surreal ‘Did You Ever?’
    • Instead, they occupy solitary locations within the genome.
    • It all hinged on the fact that Boro didn't have more to show for that sparkling first half display other than one solitary goal scored in the 10th minute which was credited by most to an Alfreton defender!
    • Laid out before you, you have 73 different types of fruit - a succulent, juicy example of every variety you can think of - but not one single, solitary apple.
    • In the distance he could see a solitary fighter plane - they flew there all the time for refuel and repair, so not an unusual sight.
    • Against Galway United a solitary goal was enough; the famous victory over Stella Maris relied on Niall O'Brien's late intervention.
    • In the Under-14 final, Selby Olympia enjoyed the narrowest of victories over Heworth winning by a solitary goal, scored in the first-half of a tense final.
    • Dozens of officers forming a Guard of Honour snapped to attention as the procession, headed by two mounted officers and the solitary drummer, sombrely approached the building.
    • It seems like the whole idea of the merger is being exploited to the point where absolutely no two solitary concepts or institutions are left alone.
    • One day, in a fit of extreme frustration, I sent in a single solitary letter voicing my said opinion about the magazine's quality.
    • Everything is in my book, like every single solitary thing that has happened to me in my life, I put out there.
    • Amidst the many ruffians scattered about the bar, this visitor wearing a brown cotton suit with matching cream tie stood out like a solitary star in the nighttime sky.
    • A contemptuous demolition of their continental colleagues over the course of 18 qualifying matches included 13 wins and a solitary defeat, by Brazil.
  • 3

    Botany Zoology
    (bee/elephant/bird) solitario
    • All previous reports of orchid pollination through pseudocopulation involve solitary wasps or bees.
    • All plants of O. parryi var. parryi sampled were solitary and all plants were shorter than one meter.
    • The capitula were small, in lax panicles or, rarely, solitary.
    • While a few hydrozoans, such as Hydra, are solitary polyps, most live in colonies made up of anywhere from a few to thousands of individual polyps.
    • The solitary flowers are borne on long, wiry pedicels.
    • Masonry or mortar bees are referred to as solitary bees, a class that also includes mining and carpenter bees.
    • Pelliciera has solitary flowers that are accompanied by two large coloured prophylls.
    • Petioles of huge solitary leaves of mature plants of Amorphophallus resemble tree trunks supporting an umbrella-like crown.
    • However, little is known about costs of parental investment in insects, particularly in solitary as well as social aculeate Hymenoptera.
    • Other faunal elements include colonial and solitary corals, encrusting bryozoans, stromatoporoids, and rare brachiopods.

noun

  • 1informal

    (solitary confinement)
    incomunicación feminine
    he's been in solitary for five days hace cinco días que está incomunicado
    • After leaving solitary, he will ultimately be sent to a different minimum-security facility.
    • Does he get punished, does he ever get in the solitary?
    • Consequently, a further 200 prisoners who did a solitary stretch may now seek a wad of cash, courtesy of the taxpayer, taking the total to millions of dollars.
  • 2literary

    (recluse)
    solitario masculine
    solitaria feminine
    • Though widely read Lyautey was not a pensive solitary.
    • Before I started on this path, I assumed all solitaries were lonely, removed from the Pagan community, or just plain not serious about their spirituality.
    • For the significance of the outlaw to Dylan is less that of the rebel and more the solitary who rejects established religion for the direct inspiration of truth.
    • Accordingly Oram encases the vast garden-jungle set inside a circular drum, implying that Williams's characters are themselves deranged solitaries.
    • We have no degrees or initiations, although a few members have expressed an interest in having initiations because, as solitaries, they feel they missed this group experience.
    • I have met solitaries that did write their own rituals out, but when it came down to writing a ritual to involve others they were at a loss.
    • He says to the ‘Outcasts of America… We make theater, we make community ’, thus finding a way to ‘entertain and educate the solitaries that make up a community’.
    • The virtue of this production is that it reminds us that most of Chekhov's characters are solitaries trapped inside their own skins.
    • Who would have thought that Christian solitaries from the Egyptian desert of late antiquity would speak with such authority to us today?
    • As community members and solitaries, we need to be aware of our own personal path before we step into the larger community.
    • Similarly, ask a roomful of Pagan solitaries what their religion is, and you are as likely as not to get a similar number of answers.
    • The Pagan literature aimed at beginners, the vast majority of whom are solitaries, always praises the virtues of an outdoor ritual.
    • Our covens and groves are as sovereign as our solitaries, and they need to remain so.
    • But then, upon reflection, it dawned on me that everyone who practices the Craft is, at their very core, an eclectic solitary.
    • The support system a member of a coven enjoys is not available to a solitary.
    • I was originally thinking of solitaries, but I guess alienation might work just as well.
    • This question applies with particular acuteness to the situation of hermits or solitaries.
    • His jaw dropped, and I felt ashamed of my answer, for who was I to so speak to a Brother, even if he be a solitary?
    • I agree with Robert Campbell and Archon Fung that Americans have not significantly become detached social solitaries, ‘bowling alone,’ as Robert Putnam concluded.
    • Frostian solitaries love to challenge fate and to assert their hard-won visionary power while deprecating their epiphanic achievement with comic whimsy.