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Meaning of SOLITAIRE

Pronunciation:  'sâli`tehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a card game played by one person
  2. [n]  dull gray North American thrushes noted for its beautiful song
  3. [n]  extinct flightless bird related to the dodo
  4. [n]  a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself

SOLITAIRE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: patience, Pezophaps solitaria
 See Also: canfield, card game, cards, columbiform bird, crapette, gem, genus Myadestes, genus Pezophaps, jewel, klondike, Myadestes, Pezophaps, precious stone, Russian bank, thrush



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sol`i*taire"\, n. [F. See {Solitary}.]
1. A person who lives in solitude; a recluse; a hermit.

2. A single diamond in a setting; also, sometimes, a precious
   stone of any kind set alone.

         Diamond solitaires blazing on his breast and wrists.
                                               --Mrs. R. H.

3. A game which one person can play alone; -- applied to many
   games of cards, etc.; also, to a game played on a board
   with pegs or balls, in which the object is, beginning with
   all the places filled except one, to remove all but one of
   the pieces by ``jumping,'' as in draughts.

4. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A large extinct bird ({Pezophaps solitaria}) which
       formerly inhabited the islands of Mauritius and
       Rodrigeuz. It was larger and taller than the wild
       turkey. Its wings were too small for flight. Called
       also {solitary}.
   (b) Any species of American thrushlike birds of the genus
       {Myadestes}. They are noted their sweet songs and
       retiring habits. Called also {fly-catching thrush}. A
       West Indian species ({Myadestes sibilans}) is called
       the {invisible bird}.