- the habitation of a hermit.
- any secluded place of residence or habitation; retreat; hideaway.
- (initial capital letter) a palace in Leningrad built by Catherine II and now used as an art museum.
Origin of hermitage
Examples from the Web for hermitage
Then Gilkes immersed himself in the Old Masters at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty
December 10, 2014
What were the terms of the loan—did the Hermitage pay and if not, why not?Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin
December 5, 2014
And let us be sure, also, that the Picasso goes back to the Hermitage Museum.Putin’s World Cup Picasso ‘Bribe’
December 1, 2014
Next to them is the hermitage, a small garden and cottage built into the cave wall.
Historically, the position has usually been held by priests of the hermitage, but now civilian hermits may apply.
At the Tambov hermitage the anchorite Hilary, a man of saintly life, has died.Father Sergius
Why not go to the Hermitage since my push-cart income permits of it?
The other day, one 222 who visited the Hermitage, spoke to me of you, O Khalid.
Rather let us to the Hermitage, Reader, and with an honest heart; in earnest, not in sport.
It was a charming refuge—a hermitage in the midst of a crowd.His Masterpiece
- the abode of a hermit
- any place where a person may live in seclusion; retreat
- the Hermitage an art museum in St Petersburg, originally a palace built by Catherine the Great
- a full-bodied red or white wine from the Rhône valley at Tain-l'Ermitage, in SE France
Word Origin and History for hermitage
late 13c., "dwelling place of a hermit," from Old French hermitage, from Latin heremite (see hermit). Earlier in the same sense was hermitorie (c.1200), from Medieval Latin hermitorium. Transferred sense of "solitary or secluded dwelling place" is from 1640s.