Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019Examples from the Web for solitaireIt even threatens such veteran horizontally integrated favorites as Scrabble, solitaire, and the crossword puzzle.|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2013I am divided from mankind—a solitaire; one banished from human society.|Daniel DefoeYou belong to me, now—see, let me put this solitaire diamond on your finger.|St. George RathborneTownsend's solitaire, a bird of the far West, is a resident of high mountains and lonely gorges.|F. E. L. BealShe would play her game of solitaire, long after bedtime, at that desk by the drop-light.|VariousHe had worn it as a solitaire the evening before, and he unscrewed it, and replaced the back of the stud with a pin.|E. F. BensonSEE MORE EXAMPLESSEE FEWER EXAMPLESBritish Dictionary definitions for solitairesolitaire/ (ˈsɒlɪˌtɛə, ˌsɒlɪˈtɛə) /nounAlso 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 onethe US name for a gem, esp a diamond, set alone in a ringany of several extinct birds of the genus Pezophaps, related to the dodoany of several dull grey North American songbirds of the genus Myadestes: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)Word Origin for solitaireC18: from Old French: solitaryCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition . [sol-i-tair] See more synonyms for solitaire on Thesaurus.com. noun. Also 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.. solitaire noun. uk /ˌsɒl.ɪˈteər/ uk/ˈsɒl.ɪ.teər/ us /ˈsɑː.lə.ter/. › [ C ] a single jewel (= precious stone) that is part of a piece of jewellery, especially a ring, or the ring itself: a solitaire diamond..