Definition of solitude
1 : the quality or state of being alone or remote from society : seclusion
2 : a lonely place (as a desert)
Examples of solitude in a sentence
She wished to work on her novel in solitude.
He enjoyed the peace and solitude of the woods.
Origin and Etymology of solitude
Middle English, from Medieval French & Latin; Medieval French, from Latin solitudin-, solitudo, from solus
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of solitude
SOLITUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of solitude for English Language Learners
: a state or situation in which you are alone usually because you want to be
SOLITUDE Defined for Kids
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