What does recluse mean?

Definitions for recluse
ˈrɛk lus, rɪˈklusrecluse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte(adj)

    one who lives in solitude

  2. recluse, reclusive, withdrawn(adj)

    withdrawn from society; seeking solitude

    "lived an unsocial reclusive life"

Wiktionary

  1. recluse(Noun)

    A person who lives in self-imposed isolation or seclusion from the world, especially for religious purposes; a hermit.

    Etymology: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.

  2. recluse(Noun)

    The place where a recluse dwells; a place of isolation or seclusion.

    Etymology: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.

  3. recluse(Noun)

    A brown recluse spider.

    Etymology: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.

  4. recluse(Verb)

    To shut; to seclude.

    Etymology: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.

  5. recluse(Adjective)

    (now rare) Sequestered; secluded, isolated.

    Etymology: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.

  6. recluse(Adjective)

    (now rare) Hidden, secret.

    Etymology: From reclus, past participle of reclure, from recludere, present active infinitive of recludo, from re- + claudo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recluse(adj)

    shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life

    Etymology: [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]

  2. Recluse(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]

  3. Recluse(adj)

    the place where a recluse dwells

    Etymology: [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]

  4. Recluse(verb)

    to shut up; to seclude

    Etymology: [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]

Freebase

  1. Recluse

    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

  1. Recluse

    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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Recluse

    From the Latin reclusus, shut up; one who voluntarily cuts himself off from communion with his fellow-men, a solitary.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recluse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recluse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of recluse in a Sentence

  1. Victoria Owen:

    All they said was, ‘Yeah, sorry to hear about that.’ They sprayed and that didn’t really help our situation, we even took three brown recluse spiders to them. We told them at that moment we wanted out.

  2. Margaret Fuller:

    Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.

  3. Morten Harket:

    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.

  4. Bob Uecker:

    He said, ‘ You need to go to the hospital. That’s a brown recluse spider bite. That’s bad, ’ he knew right away.

  5. Emily Dickinson:

    They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.

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