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HERMIT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hermit mean? 

HERMIT (noun)
  The noun HERMIT has 2 senses:

1. one retired from society for religious reasons
2. one who lives in solitude

  Familiarity information: HERMIT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERMIT (noun)


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Meaning:

One retired from society for religious reasons

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

anchorite; hermit

Hypernyms ("hermit" is a kind of...):

eremite (a Christian recluse)


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Meaning:

One who lives in solitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

recluse; solitudinarian; troglodyte; hermit; solitary

Hypernyms ("hermit" is a kind of...):

lone hand; lone wolf; loner (a person who avoids the company or assistance of others)

Instance hyponyms:

John the Baptist; St. John the Baptist ((New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome)


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