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A rich, full-bodied, usually red wine produced in southeast France.

[After Tain l'Hermitage, a village of southeast France .]


a. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
b. A monastery or abbey.
2. A place where one can live in seclusion; a retreat.
3. The condition or way of life of a hermit.

[Middle English, from Old French hermitage, from heremite, hermit; see hermit.]


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the abode of a hermit
2. any place where a person may live in seclusion; retreat


1. (Named Buildings) the Hermitage an art museum in St Petersburg, originally a palace built by Catherine the Great
2. (Brewing) a full-bodied red or white wine from the Rhône valley at Tain-l'Ermitage, in SE France


(ˈhɜr mɪ tɪdʒ)

1. the habitation of a hermit.
2. any secluded place of habitation; hideaway.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermitage - the abode of a hermit
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"


noun retreat, refuge, sanctuary, haven, shelter, asylum, hideaway, hideout the ancient church where the saint had his hermitage
bústaîur einsetumanns
inziva yeri


[ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ] Nermita f


n (lit, fig)Einsiedelei f, → Klause f


(ˈhəːmit) noun
a person who lives alone, especially to devote himself to religion.
ˈhermitage (-tidʒ) noun
the place where a hermit lives.
hermit crab
a soft-bodied crab that inhabits the empty shells of other creatures.
References in classic literature ?
This cabin was his hermitage until the winter snows penned him in his cave.
After my fellowship of toil and impracticable schemes with the dreamy brethren of Brook Farm; after living for three years within the subtle influence of an intellect like Emerson's; after those wild, free days on the Assabeth, indulging fantastic speculations, beside our fire of fallen boughs, with Ellery Channing; after talking with Thoreau about pine-trees and Indian relics in his hermitage at Walden; after growing fastidious by sympathy with the classic refinement of Hillard's culture; after becoming imbued with poetic sentiment at Longfellow's hearthstone -- it was time, at length, that I should exercise other faculties of my nature, and nourish myself with food for which I had hitherto had little appetite.
He lodged at a sluice-keeper's out on the marshes, and on working days would come slouching from his hermitage, with his hands in his pockets and his dinner loosely tied in a bundle round his neck and dangling on his back.
If the reverend fathers,'' he said, ``loved good cheer and soft lodging, few miles of riding would carry them to the Priory of Brinxworth, where their quality could not but secure them the most honourable reception; or if they preferred spending a penitential evening, they might turn down yonder wild glade, which would bring them to the hermitage of Copmanhurst, where a pious anchoret would make them sharers for the night of the shelter of his roof and the benefit of his prayers.
The fact was that the clouds had that year withheld their moisture from the earth, and in all the villages of the district they were organising processions, rogations, and penances, imploring God to open the hands of his mercy and send the rain; and to this end the people of a village that was hard by were going in procession to a holy hermitage there was on one side of that valley.
We will build you a hermitage in Sherwood Forest, and you shall keep us from evil ways.
This last exclamation was an expression of surprise and pleasure at the poetical hermitage which met his eyes.
They're a' in the town house; I drive him often; it's just a kind of a hermitage, this.
But such as is my hermitage, it is at your disposal; such as is my supper, it is yours to share, if you will.
For different reasons this was an agreeable proposition to them all, and it was therefore agreed that each should leave a very exact address and that upon the request of any of the associates a meeting should be convoked at a famous eating house in the Rue de la Monnaie, of the sign of the Hermitage.
The Hermitage stood in Fir-tree Grove--the way Hetty was sure to come in walking from the Hall Farm.
And see, my friend, I was so convinced, that I was taking the route of exile with my old Parry; I was returning to devour my poignant griefs in the little hermitage offered me by Holland.