noun \ˈhər-mə-tij\

: a place where a hermit lives

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

Full Definition of HERMITAGE

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

First Known Use of HERMITAGE

14th century


noun \ˌ(h)er-mi-ˈtäzh\

Definition of HERMITAGE

:  a red or white Rhone valley wine


Tain-l'Ermitage, commune in France
First Known Use: 1680

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail


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