recluse life

recluse life
solitary life

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Recluse — Re*cluse (r[ e]*kl[=u]s ), a. [F. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recluse literature — refers to a Japanese literary movement that rose to its peak in the late Heian Period and Kamakura Period of Japan. It was started by men who, choosing the isolated life of a recluse over that of the busy urban dweller, acquired the freedom to… …   Wikipedia

  • recluse — recluse, hermit, eremite, anchorite, cenobite all designate a person who lives apart from the world usually in order to devote himself to prayer, contemplation, and penance. Recluse and hermit are also applied to persons who avoid intercourse… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recluse — ► NOUN ▪ a person who avoids others and lives a solitary life. DERIVATIVES reclusion noun reclusive adjective. ORIGIN from Old French reclus shut up , from Latin recludere enclose …   English terms dictionary

  • recluse — [rek′lo͞os, ri klo͞os′] adj. [ME < OFr reclus < LL(Ec) reclusus < L, pp. of recludere, to shut off < re , back + claudere: see CLOSE2] shut away from the world; secluded; solitary n. a person who lives a secluded, solitary life… …   English World dictionary

  • Recluse — A recluse is someone in isolation who hides away from the attention of the public, a person who lives in solitude, i.e. seclusion from intercourse with the world. The word is from the Latin recludere , which means shut up or sequester .A person… …   Wikipedia

  • Recluse Sisters — The Recluse Sisters are a Roman Catholic community of Religious Sisters who were founded in 1943, in Alberta, Canada, by Rita Renaud, Jeannette Roy and the Reverend Father Louis Marie Parent, OMI, as Les Recluses Missionaires. They are a monastic …   Wikipedia

  • Recluse (papillon) — Recluse ou hausse queue brune Clos …   Wikipédia en Français

  • recluse — [[t]rɪklu͟ːs, AM re̱kluːs[/t]] recluses N COUNT: usu sing A recluse is a person who lives alone and deliberately avoids other people. His widow became a virtual recluse for the remainder of her life …   English dictionary

  • recluse — n. /rek loohs, ri kloohs /; adj. /ri kloohs , rek loohs/, n. 1. a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation. 2. Also, incluse. a religious voluntary immured in a cave, hut, or the like, or one remaining… …   Universalium

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