from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
- n. A monastery or abbey.
- n. A place where one can live in seclusion; a retreat.
- n. The condition or way of life of a hermit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A house or dwelling where a hermit lives.
- n. A place of seclusion.
- n. A period of seclusion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The habitation of a hermit; a secluded residence.
- n. A celebrated French wine, both white and red, of the Department of Drôme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The habitation of a hermit or of a company of hermits; a hermit's cell or hut, usually in a desert or solitary place; hence, any secluded habitation.
- n. [capitalized] A French wine produced from vineyards on the sides of a hill rising from the river Rhône near Valence, in the department of Drôme: so called from a hermitage which anciently existed there. The red Hermitage is the most celebrated and most abundant; very little of the white Hermitage is made, and still less of the straw-colored or paille. Also Ermitage.
- n. In landscape-gardening, a secluded building, arbor, or other feature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the abode of a hermit
Middle English, from Old French hermitage, from heremite, hermit; see hermit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)