recluse

[Re*cluseยท]

To shut up; to seclude.

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Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life

Noun
one who lives in solitude

Adjective S.
withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"


a.
Shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life.

a.
A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries.

a.
The place where a recluse dwells.

v. t.
To shut up; to seclude.


Recluse

Re*cluse" , a. [L. reclus, L. reclusus, from recludere, reclusum, to unclose, open, in LL., to shut up. See Close.] Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life
In meditation deep, recluse From human converse.

Recluse

Re*cluse", n. [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.] 1. A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells; usually attached to monasteries. 2. The place where a recluse dwells. [Obs.] Foxe.

Recluse

Re*cluse", v. t. To shut; to seclude. [Obs.]

Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life

A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells; usually attached to monasteries.

To shut; to seclude.

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Usage Examples

They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.

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