solitaire

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɒlɪtɛər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɑlɪˌtɛr/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(soli târ′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sol•i•taire /ˈsɑlɪˌtɛr/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Games[uncountable] any of various card games for one person in which the cards are arranged in patterns.
  2. Jewelry[countable] a precious stone, esp. a diamond, set by itself, as in a ring.
See -sole-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sol•i•taire  (soli târ′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. GamesAlso called  patience. any of various games played by one person with one or more regular 52-card packs, part or all of which are usually dealt out according to a given pattern, the object being to arrange the cards in a predetermined manner.
  2. a game played by one person alone, as a game played with marbles or pegs on a board having hollows or holes.
  3. Jewelrya precious stone, esp. a diamond, set by itself, as in a ring.
  4. Birdsany of several American thrushes of the genus Myadestes, having short, broad bills and noted for their beautiful songs.
  5. Birdsa large extinct flightless bird of the genus Pezophaps, related to the dodo but with a longer neck, smaller bill, and longer legs, that inhabited the Mascarene Islands.
  • Latin sōlitārius solitary
  • French
  • Middle English 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
solitaire /ˈsɒlɪˌtɛə; ˌsɒlɪˈtɛə/ n

  1. Also called: pegboard a game played by one person, esp one involving moving and taking pegs in a pegboard or marbles on an indented circular board with the object of being left with only one
  2. the US name for patience
  3. a gem, esp a diamond, set alone in a ring
  4. any of several extinct birds of the genus Pezophaps, related to the dodo
  5. any of several dull grey North American songbirds of the genus Myadestes: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
Etymology: 18th Century: from Old French: solitary
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