hermitage

[ hur-mi-tij or for 3, er-mi-tahzh ]
/ ˈhɜr mɪ tɪdʒ or for 3, ˌɛr mɪˈtɑʒ /

noun

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

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French. See hermit, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for hermitage (1 of 3)

hermitage

/ (ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ) /

noun

the abode of a hermit
any place where a person may live in seclusion; retreat

British Dictionary definitions for hermitage (2 of 3)

Hermitage

1
/ (ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ) /

noun

the Hermitage an art museum in St Petersburg, originally a palace built by Catherine the Great

British Dictionary definitions for hermitage (3 of 3)

Hermitage

2
/ (ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ) /

noun

a full-bodied red or white wine from the Rhône valley at Tain-l'Ermitage, in SE France

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