hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)
one who lives in solitude
recluse, reclusive, withdrawn(adj)
withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
"lived an unsocial reclusive life"
A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit.
The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.
A brown recluse spider.
To shut; to seclude.
(now rare) Sequestered; secluded, isolated.
(now rare) Hidden, secret.
Origin: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.
shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life
a person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries
the place where a recluse dwells
to shut up; to seclude
Origin: [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]
A recluse is a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means "shut up" or "sequester." Historically, the word referred to a hermit's total isolation from the world. Examples are Symeon of Trier, who lived within the great Roman gate Porta Nigra, having gained permission from the Archbishop of Trier, or the 19th-century Russian monk, glorified as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church, Theophan the Recluse.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-klōōs′, adj. secluded: retired: solitary.—n. one shut up or secluded: one who lives retired from the world: a religious devotee living in a single cell, generally attached to a monastery.—adv. Recluse′ly, in retirement or seclusion from society.—ns. Recluse′ness, seclusion from society: retirement; Reclu′sion, religious retirement or seclusion: the life of a recluse.—adj. Reclu′sive (Shak.), affording retirement or seclusion.—n. Reclu′sory, a recluse's cell. [Fr.,—L. reclusus, pa.p. of recludĕre, to open, shut away—re-, away, claudĕre, to shut.]
The numerical value of Recluse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Recluse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
they say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of him as somewhat of a recluse.
I have always been a recluse really and to bring me out in the open like that is not easy, i think it has a lot of good things to it.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
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