from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who prefers to go without the company or assistance of others. Also called lone hand.

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  • n. A wolf that is not part of a pack
  • n. A person who avoids the company of others; a loner

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who avoids the company or assistance of others


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