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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sol`i*taire"
Senses
  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. Davis.]
  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. [Zoöl]
    1. 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.
    2. 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.

Etymology: F. See Solitary

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A card game played by one person
  2. A dull grey North American thrush noted for its beautiful song
  3. Extinct flightless bird related to the dodo
  4. A gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself
Wiktionary

Borrowing from French solitaire, ultimately from Latin sōlitārius.

  1. A person who lives alone; a recluse or hermit.
  2. A game for one person, 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.
  3. (chiefly US) Any of various card games that can be played by one person. Called patience in the rest of the world.
  4. An extinct bird related to dodo, Pezophaps solitaria, Rodrigues solitaire, that lived on the island of Rodrigues.
  5. An extinct bird formerly believed to be related to the dodo, more precisely Réunion solitaire, Raphus solitarius, now preferably Réunion ibis, Threskiornis solitarius.
  6. One of several American species of bird in the genus Myadestes in the thrush family.
  7. A gem set on its own.
  8. (obsolete) A black neck ribbon worn with a bag wig in the 18th century.

solitaire was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Solitaire

Solitaire is a pop, electropop, synthpop, new wave, computer music, and new wave music musician. He plays Keyboards, Microcomputer, Drum machine, Vocals, Analog synthesizer, Keytar, Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, Commodore 64, and Oberheim Electronics. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1986. Solitaire was given the name James L. Callahan in 1965 in Baltimore.

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Solitaire Townsend is a businesswoman.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Solitaire

Solitaire is a pop, electropop, synthpop, new wave, computer music, and new wave music musician. He plays Keyboards, Microcomputer, Drum machine, Vocals, Analog synthesizer, Keytar, Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, Commodore 64, and Oberheim Electronics. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 1986. Solitaire was given the name James L. Callahan in 1965 in Baltimore.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Solitaire U.S.
  White 12.07% 64.26%
  African American 36.78% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 49.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Solitaire

People with the last name Solitaire are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Solitaire

  • How Popular is the name Solitaire? Solitaire is the 73,380th most popular name of all time. As a last name Solitaire was the 103,181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Solitaire have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11 babies born with the first name Solitaire in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Solitaire? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Solitaire first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Solitaire is Tuesday, December 6th, 1949.
  • What year had the most people named Solitaire born? The highest recorded use of the first name Solitaire was in 1980 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Solitaire: Your name in reverse order is Eriatilos. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tasiilore. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Solitaire? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 174 people with the last name Solitaire.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Solitaire? Solitaire is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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