What does solitude mean?

Definitions for solitude
ˈsɒl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudsoli·tude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solitude, purdahnoun

    a state of social isolation

  2. solitudenoun

    the state or situation of being alone

  3. solitudenoun

    a solitary place

Wiktionary

  1. solitudenoun

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

    Etymology: From solitude

  2. solitudenoun

    A lonely or deserted place.

    Etymology: From solitude

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solitudeadjective

    state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; loneliness

  2. Solitudeadjective

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

  3. Solitudeadjective

    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.

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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. James Russell Lowell:

    Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

  2. Colette:

    There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.

  3. Harold Bloom:

    Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you.

  4. Meister Eckhart:

    To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Everyday, spend some time in solitude to repair the damages done by the crowds!

Images & Illustrations of solitude

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