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Her·mi·tage

 (ĕr′mĭ-täzh′)
n.
A rich, full-bodied, usually red wine produced in southeast France.

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

her·mit·age

 (hûr′mĭ-tĭj)
n.
1.
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.]

hermitage

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

Hermitage

(ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ)
n
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

her•mit•age

(ˈhɜr mɪ tɪdʒ)

n.
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"

hermitage

noun retreat, refuge, sanctuary, haven, shelter, asylum, hideaway, hideout the ancient church where the saint had his hermitage
Translations
صَوْمَعَه
poustevna
eremitbolig
remetelak
bústaîur einsetumanns
pustovňa
inziva yeri

hermitage

[ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ] Nermita f

hermitage

n (lit, fig)Einsiedelei f, → Klause f

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.
References in classic literature ?
It soon transpired that the eclipse had scared the British world almost to death; that while it lasted the whole country, from one end to the other, was in a pitiable state of panic, and the churches, hermitages, and monkeries overflowed with praying and weeping poor creatures who thought the end of the world was come.
The Hermitage stood in Fir-tree Grove--the way Hetty was sure to come in walking from the Hall Farm.
All right, then, the England," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, selecting that restaurant because he owed more there than at the Hermitage, and consequently considered it mean to avoid it.
After this, Ludwig, the one genuine hero among Mr Swinburne's heroes, was killed, sword in hand, in the capture of the city; and the third, Heinrich, who, though not a traitor, had always been tame and even timid compared with his active brothers, retired into something like a hermitage, became converted to a Christian quietism which was almost Quakerish, and never mixed with men except to give nearly all he had to the poor.
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.
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.
It is from the Hermitage, there on the side of Vesuvius, that one should "see Naples and die.
But an apology for invading the hermitage was still necessary; so I had furnished myself with a blue morocco collar for Arthur's little dog; and that being given and received, with much more joy and gratitude, on the part of the receiver, than the worth of the gift or the selfish motive of the giver deserved, I ventured to ask Mrs.
At the Tambov hermitage the anchorite Hilary, a man of saintly life, has died.
This cabin was his hermitage until the winter snows penned him in his cave.
Quickly were they carried through the wood until the hermitage of Friar Tuck was reached, where their wounds were dressed.
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.