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hermit

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noun her·mit \ˈhər-mət\

Simple Definition of hermit

  • : a person who lives in a simple way apart from others especially for religious reasons

Full Definition of hermit

  1. 1 a :  one that retires from society and lives in solitude especially for religious reasons :  recluse b obsolete :  beadsman

  2. 2 :  a spiced molasses cookie

her·mit·ism play \ˈhər-mə-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Examples of hermit

  1. <St. Jerome is said to have spent two years as a hermit in the desert, searching for inner peace.>



Origin of hermit

Middle English heremite, eremite, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin eremita, from Late Greek erēmitēs, from Greek, adjective, living in the desert, from erēmia desert, from erēmos desolate


First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with hermit



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