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hermitage

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noun her·mit·age \ˈhər-mə-tij\

Simple Definition of hermitage

  • : a place where a hermit lives

  • : a house or building that is far away from other houses, buildings, or people

Full Definition of hermitage

  1. 1 a :  the habitation of a hermit b :  a secluded residence or private retreat :  hideaway c :  monastery

  2. 2 :  the life or condition of a hermit

Examples of hermitage

  1. On weekends he escapes to his hermitage in the mountains.

  2. <the artist's desert hermitage was a small adobe house at the end of a long dusty road>



14th Century

First Known Use of hermitage

14th century


Hermitage

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noun Her·mi·tage \ˌ(h)er-mi-ˈtäzh\

Definition of Hermitage

  1. :  a red or white Rhone valley wine



Origin of hermitage

Tain-l'Ermitage, commune in France


First Known Use: 1680

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