from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hermit; a recluse; one who retires from society into a desert or solitary place, to avoid the temptations of the world and to devote himself to contemplation and religious exercises. Also anachoret.
  • noun Synonyms Monk, Hermit, Anchoret. In the classification of religious ascetics, monks are those who adopt a secluded habit of life, but dwell more or less in communities; hermits, or eremites, those who withdraw to desert places, but do not deny themselves shelter or occupation; and anchorets, those most excessive in their austerities, who choose the most absolute solitude, and subject themselves to the greatest privations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who renounces the world and secludes himself, usually for religious reasons; a hermit; a recluse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of anchorite.


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