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Definition of "hermit" []

  • A person who has withdrawn from society and lives a solitary existence; a recluse. (noun)
  • A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hermit" in a sentence
  • "The Underneath acknowledges that the hermit is evil."
  • "A certain hermit worshipped on a certain mountain, whither resorted a pair of pigeons; and the worshipper was wont to make two parts of his daily bread, — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say."
  • "Then she called the hermit: Sir Ulfin, I am a gentlewoman that would speak with the knight which is with you."