Associations to the word «Hermit»


HERMIT, noun. A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
HERMIT, noun. A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
HERMIT, noun. A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
HERMIT CRAB, noun. A type of crab from the superfamily Paguroidea, which salvages empty seashells or other portable objects to permanently shelter and protect their soft abdomens.
HERMIT CRABS, noun. Plural of hermit crab
HERMIT THRUSH, noun. A species of solitary thrush native to North America, Catharus guttatus.

Dictionary definition

HERMIT, noun. One retired from society for religious reasons.
HERMIT, noun. One who lives in solitude.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats