What does solitude mean?

Definitions for solitude
ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudsoli·tude

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

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.

    Etymology: From solitude

  2. solitude(Noun)

    A lonely or deserted place.

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    state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness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

How to pronounce solitude?

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How to say solitude in sign language?

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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

Examples of solitude in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A wicked person likes to see often the crowd of people around oneself whereas a wise man usually shies away from the loud places and normally loves solitude.

  2. 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...

  3. Joseph Roux:

    Solitude vivifies isolation kills.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Moments of solitude are the holiest moments to think wisely!

  5. Joseph Addison:

    To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.

Images & Illustrations of solitude

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