hermitage


hermitage

noun

Definition of HERMITAGE

1
a place where a person goes to hide or to avoid others <the artist's desert hermitage was a small adobe house at the end of a long dusty road>
Synonyms concealment, covert, den, hermitage, hideaway, hidey-hole (or hidy-hole), lair, nest
2
a residence for men under religious vows <monks in that hermitage take a vow of silence>
Related Words house; convent, nunnery; lamasery

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