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her·mit

 (hûr′mĭt)
n.
1. A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse.
2. A cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

[Middle English heremite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin herēmīta, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmītēs, from erēmiā, desert, from erēmos, solitary.]

her·mit′ic, her·mit′i·cal adj.
her·mit′i·cal·ly adv.

hermit

(ˈhɜːmɪt)
n
1. (Christian Churches, other) one of the early Christian recluses
2. any person living in solitude
[C13: from Old French hermite, from Late Latin erēmīta, from Greek erēmitēs living in the desert, from erēmia desert, from erēmos lonely]
herˈmitic, herˈmitical adj
herˈmitically adv
ˈhermit-ˌlike adj

her•mit

(ˈhɜr mɪt)

n.
1. a person who has withdrawn to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion.
2. any person living in seclusion; recluse.
3. an animal of solitary habits.
4. a spiced molasses cookie often containing raisins or nuts.
[1175–1225; Middle English (h)ermite, heremite < Old French < Late Latin erēmīta < Greek erēmītḗs living in a desert, from erḗm(ia) desert, derivative of erêmos desolate]
her•mit′ic, adj.
her′mit•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermit - one retired from society for religious reasonshermit - one retired from society for religious reasons
eremite - a Christian recluse
2.hermit - one who lives in solitudehermit - one who lives in solitude    
lone hand, lone wolf, loner - a person who avoids the company or assistance of others

hermit

noun recluse, monk, loner (informal), solitary, anchorite, anchoress, stylite, eremite He lived like a hermit despite his fortune in shares and property.
Translations
ناسِك
poustevník
eneboereremit
einsetumaîur
atsiskyrėlio būstasatsiskyrėlis
vientuļnieks
pustovník
inzivaya çekilmiş kimse

hermit

[ˈhɜːmɪt]
A. Nermitaño/a m/f
B. CPD hermit crab Nermitaño m

hermit

[ˈhɜːrmɪt] nermite m

hermit

nEinsiedler(in) m(f) (also fig), → Eremit(in) m(f)

hermit

[ˈhɜːmɪt] neremita m

hermit

(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.
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