Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of HERMIT

Pronunciation:  'hurmit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one who lives in solitude
  2. [n]  one retired from society for religious reasons

HERMIT is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: anchorite, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte
 See Also: Augustinian, Austin Friar, eremite, John the Baptist, lone hand, lone wolf, loner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Her"mit\, n. [OE. ermite, eremite, heremit, heremite, F.
    hermite, ermite, L. eremita, Gr. ?, fr. ? lonely, solitary.
    Cf. {Eremite}.]
    1. A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a
       recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from
       religious motives.
             He had been Duke of Savoy, and after a very glorious
             reign, took on him the habit of a hermit, and
             retired into this solitary spot.      --Addison.
    2. A beadsman; one bound to pray for another. [Obs.] ``We
       rest your hermits.'' --Shak.
    {Hermit crab} (Zo["o]l.), a marine decapod crustacean of the
       family {Pagurid[ae]}. The species are numerous, and belong
       to many genera. Called also {soldier crab}. The hermit
       crabs usually occupy the dead shells of various univalve
       mollusks. See Illust. of {Commensal}.
    {Hermit thrush} (Zo["o]l.), an American thrush ({Turdus
       Pallasii}), with retiring habits, but having a sweet song.
    {Hermit warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a California wood warbler
       ({Dendroica occidentalis}), having the head yellow, the
       throat black, and the back gray, with black streaks.
  2. \Her"mit\, n. (Cookery)
    A spiced molasses cooky, often containing chopped raisins and
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a hermit, represents your need to be alone or that you are feeling alone. You are withdrawing from daily life and distancing yourself from others. Find a way to get of out this rut.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abbacomes, abbot, abstainer, Albigensian, alien, anchoress, anchoret, anchorite, ascetic, beadsman, bedridden invalid, bhikshu, brother, caloyer, case, Catharist, celibate, cenobite, character, cloistered monk, closet cynic, conventual, conventual prior, crackpot, crank, dervish, desert fathers, desert saints, Diogenes, eccentric, eremite, fakir, fanatic, flagellant, Franciscan, friar, grand prior, hermitess, hieromonach, Hieronymian, Hieronymite, hobo, homebody, invalid, isolationist, kook, lay abbot, lay brother, lone wolf, loner, marabout, maverick, mendicant, meshuggenah, monastic, monk, natural, nonconformist, nut, odd fellow, oddball, oddity, original, outcast, outsider, palmer, pariah, pilgrim, pillar saint, pillarist, prior, puritan, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen, rara avis, recluse, religieux, religious, Sabbatarian, sannyasi, screwball, seclusionist, shut-in, solitaire, solitary, solitudinarian, stay-at-home, stylite, Timon of Athens, tramp, Trappist, type, Waldensian, yogi, yogin, zealot