Definitions for solitudeˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sol•i•tudeˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. the state of being or living alone; seclusion.

  2. remoteness from habitations:

    the solitude of the woods.

  3. a lonely, unfrequented place.

Origin of solitude:

1325–75; ME < MF < L sōlitūdō, der. of sōl(us) only, sole1

sol`i•tu′di•nous-n əs(adj.)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. solitude(noun)ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

    the state of being alone

    He seems to enjoy his solitude.


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    state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness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


  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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. solitude

    The only thing that can hold the balance true.

Translations for solitude

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of being alone

He likes solitude; He lives in solitude.

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