What does solitude mean?

Definitions for solitudeˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitude, purdah(noun)

    a state of social isolation

  2. solitude(noun)

    the state or situation of being alone

  3. solitude(noun)

    a solitary place

Wiktionary

  1. solitude(Noun)

    Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.

  2. solitude(Noun)

    A lonely or deserted place.

  3. Origin: From solitude

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solitude(adj)

    state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness

  2. Solitude(adj)

    remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood

  3. Solitude(adj)

    solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness

Freebase

  1. Solitude

    Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation. Short-term solitude is often valued as a time when one may work, think or rest without being disturbed. It may be desired for the sake of privacy. A distinction has been made between solitude and loneliness. In this sense, these two words refer, respectively, to the joy and the pain of being alone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solitude

    sol′i-tūd, n. a being alone: a lonely life: want of company: a lonely place or desert. [Fr.,—L. solitudosolus, alone.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. solitude

    The only thing that can hold the balance true.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Honore' de Balzac:

    Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.

  2. Miguel de Unanimo:

    Only in solitude do we find ourselves and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.

  3. Thomas De Quincey:

    Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone all leave it alone.

  4. Amelia Barr:

    ...solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition...

  5. Dakota Johnson:

    I’m not the type of person that goes to a lot of parties, i cherish my solitude and I think it’s important for young women, especially now, to know that it’s OK to explore the world and yourself without the pressures of other people’s opinions of you.

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