What does hermit mean?

Definitions for hermit
ˈhɜr mɪther·mit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hermit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anchorite, hermitnoun

    one retired from society for religious reasons

  2. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodytenoun

    one who lives in solitude

Wiktionary

  1. hermitnoun

    A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.

    Etymology: From eremite, from eremita, from ἐρημίτης (eremites, "person of the desert") from ἐρημία (eremia, "desert, solitude", from ἔρημος or ἐρῆμος eremos "uninhabited") plus the -ίτης suffix.

  2. hermitnoun

    A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.

    Etymology: From eremite, from eremita, from ἐρημίτης (eremites, "person of the desert") from ἐρημία (eremia, "desert, solitude", from ἔρημος or ἐρῆμος eremos "uninhabited") plus the -ίτης suffix.

  3. hermitnoun

    A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.

    Etymology: From eremite, from eremita, from ἐρημίτης (eremites, "person of the desert") from ἐρημία (eremia, "desert, solitude", from ἔρημος or ἐρῆμος eremos "uninhabited") plus the -ίτης suffix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hermitnoun

    a person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives

    Etymology: [OE. ermite, eremite, heremit, heremite, F. hermite, ermite, L. eremita, Gr. , fr. lonely, solitary. Cf. Eremite.]

  2. Hermitnoun

    a beadsman; one bound to pray for another

    Etymology: [OE. ermite, eremite, heremit, heremite, F. hermite, ermite, L. eremita, Gr. , fr. lonely, solitary. Cf. Eremite.]

Freebase

  1. Hermit

    A hermit is a person who lives, to some degree, in seclusion from society. In Christianity, the term was originally applied to a Christian who lives the eremitic life out of a religious conviction, namely the Desert Theology of the Old Testament. In the Christian tradition the eremitic life is an early form of monastic living that preceded the monastic life in the cenobium. The Rule of St Benedict lists hermits among four kinds of monks. In the Roman Catholic Church, in addition to hermits who are members of religious institutes, contemporary Roman Catholic Church law recognizes also consecrated hermits under the direction of their diocesan bishop as members of the Consecrated Life. The same is true in many parts of the Anglican Communion, including the Episcopal Church in the US, although in the canon law of the Episcopal Church they are referred to as "solitaries" rather than "hermits". Often, both in religious and secular literature, the term "hermit" is also used loosely for any Christian living a secluded prayer-focused life, and sometimes interchangeably with anchorite/anchoress, recluse and "solitary". Other religions, for example, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Taoism, also have hermits in the sense of individuals living an ascetic form of life.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hermit

    hėr′mit, n. one who retires from society and lives in solitude or in the desert for purposes of devotion: one of certain animals of solitary habit.—ns. Her′mitāge, Her′mitary, the dwelling of a hermit: a retired abode: a wine produced near Valence, in Drôme; Her′mit-crab, the name of a family of crustaceans notable for their habit of sheltering themselves in gasteropod shells.—adj. Hermit′ical, relating to a hermit. [M. E. eremite, through Fr. and L. from Gr. erēmitēserēmos, solitary.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce hermit?

How to say hermit in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hermit in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hermit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of hermit in a Sentence

  1. Jean Cocteau:

    If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.

  2. David Sischo:

    For a snail he was a little bit of a hermit, i very rarely saw him outside of his shell.

  3. Konstantin Gorozhanko:

    He's like a hermit.

  4. Charles Cooley:

    The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Mind is a whole ocean of thoughts The mind is a whole ocean of thoughts, consisting of various thoughts of all lives. The subconscious mind keeps in itself a whole life of various thoughts. This is a whole era of lived lives. An epic and a great tale of life experiences. An ocean that contains pearls of value at the bottom of the ocean. A man is like a hermit crab traveling at the bottom of the ocean of his thoughts. On the surface there is a storm of despair, and in the depths there is silence and the darkness of oblivion. How exactly the personality of a person is revealed who comprehends himself in an abundance of thoughts. And thoughts become personalities and the whole chorus becomes a single voice of an aria about suffering. The cries of the soul that celebrate this life about life experience. In a person there is a whole ocean of life, undisclosed personalities and their destinies. One person eats another and this is how the confrontation occurs. 2. Only the philosophy of goodness and light, the philosophy of nobility will cure times. 3. Loneliness is insensibility, you start living in the present. 4. The night that hides the secrets of depression and despondency and loneliness, everything is hidden in darkness, pain is felt in it, the red color of fornication in which people and life can be lost like a fog hidden in the smoke of thought, each one is in himself and it is shown that each is in his own dimension. Life is oblivion in which a person plunges into indifference. 5. Since people are now driven by cyber instincts and cyber ego gigantism. We are distracted from life itself. 6. Sometimes it seems because of de ja vu and the akasha chronicle you are in the same life because of the karmic workings of many lives. It's like watching the same movie over and over again. And after a cell or two cell viewing, you finally understand the meaning of the film, what is the meaning of life, you understand and feel eternity, that you are just a spectator in this eternity. 7. 1. Chemistry and radiation and the physics of manipulation leading to a dubious future. All this, all this nonsense accelerates the conveyor belt to the coffin. 2. People trample each other in the mud, in this way fertilize the earth with corpses. They do this to break through empty promises to the top. Walking up the mountains of corpses. 3. We love a person through intuition denying reality. Love is unconscious. 8. Thoughts are a complex labyrinth that sometimes leads in a vicious circle and we get lost in ourselves. This is how we get lost in life itself. And here the compass intuition with the arrow of conscience can help. We draw moves and paths that confuse us even more. The labyrinth of the subconscious is a complex and completely paradoxical path of egoism. 9. You will be much happier if you live in reality, but not in the reality of people, but in the reality of life created by God and nature. 10. People want to do evil through politeness and diplomacy. 11. This is such a lubrication through politeness, they are trying to make everything adequate, so madness and paradox turn into the norm, turning you into inadequacy. The preponderance of diplomacy, which helps to achieve their own self-interest. A person is trying to achieve his goal, not justice. 12. An unkissed virgin is a sex toy that is not taken out of its packaging and is eventually sent to a museum of funny exhibits. 13. 1. When you lose your beloved woman, your heart freezes. And it turns into waiting in the void. You are waiting for someone who will not come. That same woman. The loss of a beloved woman is like death. Darkness in eternity and emptiness. The whole world seems cold and empty. And I want to freeze the whole world. And nothing can comfort the soul except the presence of the beloved woman who, like a breath, refreshed the air of life. And life and reality seem so cold and empty. Everything freezes and only a warm ray of hope can comfort you in the darkness of loneliness. It's so cold and empty and dark. You freeze in the cryogenic freeze of loneliness in anticipation of better times. 2. Happiness is fragmentary, in certain periods of the timing of the film of fate. 3. The script of life is carefully directed by the higher powers. 4. The time loop is the romance of the quantum echo of reincarnation nostalgia. 5. Selfishness multiplies philosophy, this is how life forms multiply. 14. 1. A pocket watch is like a compass of awareness, like a phoenix that turns evolution to dust and generates a new branch. 2. Applying new strokes of colors of lies, new theories and hypotheses paint over the previous picture of the world. 3. The real most vulnerable point of genetics. 15. Noir reality, neon blues of romance, saxophone sounds in silence, and reality whispers in my head. Life is fornication and neon is like an electric trap for insects, we are burned about our desires. We wander among paradoxes, and the emptiness of materialism is like a drug for some people. Neon illusions. An abundance of illusions. Wealth leading to oblivion. Advertising lights as guides to emptiness. We forget who we are. We plunge into the depths of the amnesia of illusion. Life is the philosophical romance of emptiness. All this is so beautiful from the outside, like a neon show concert that lures obedient masses of people. Depressive blues where, among the nonsense, we seek meaning. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

Images & Illustrations of hermit

  1. hermithermithermithermithermit

Popularity rank by frequency of use

hermit#10000#29335#100000

Translations for hermit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for hermit »

Translation

Find a translation for the hermit definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these hermit definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "hermit." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 28 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/hermit>.

    Are we missing a good definition for hermit? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    evincing the presence of a deity
    • A. jejune
    • B. sesquipedalian
    • C. inexpiable
    • D. numinous

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for hermit: