from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music A composition or passage for an individual voice or instrument, with or without accompaniment.
- n. A performance by a single singer or instrumentalist.
- n. Games Any of various card games in which one player singly opposes others.
- adj. Music Composed, arranged for, or performed by a single voice or instrument.
- adj. Made or done by a single individual.
- adv. Unaccompanied; alone: flew solo from Anchorage to Miami.
- intransitive v. To perform a solo.
- intransitive v. To fly an airplane without a companion or an instructor, especially for the first time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of music for one performer.
- n. A job or performance done by one person alone.
- n. A card game similar to whist in which each player plays against the others in turn without a partner.
- n. A single shot of espresso.
- adj. Without a companion or instructor.
- adj. Of, or relating to, a musical solo.
- v. To perform a solo.
- v. To perform something in the absence of anyone else.
- v. To drop the ball and then toe-kick it upward into the hands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.
- adj. Performing, or performed, alone; uncombined, except with subordinate parts, voices, or instruments; not concerted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, alone; not combined with other voices or instruments of equal importance; not concerted. A solo passage may be accompanied, however, by voices or instruments of less importance.
- n. It. pl. soli (-li), E. pl. solos (-lōz).
- n. A melody, movement, or work intended for or performed by a single performer, vocal or instrumental, with or without accompaniment. Opposed to concerted piece, whether chorus, duet, trio, or for a number of instruments.
- n. A game of cards, played usually by four persons, with a euchre pack.
- n. In card-playing, a bid to play without a partner or without discarding from the hand, as in solo whist and skat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers
- adj. composed or performed by a single voice or instrument
- n. a flight in which the aircraft pilot is unaccompanied
- n. a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
- n. any activity that is performed alone without assistance
- v. perform a piece written for a single instrument
- adv. without anybody else or anything else
Italian, from Latin sōlus, alone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)