follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

eremite

[er-uh-mahyt] /ˈɛr əˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English < Late Latin erēmīta hermit
Related forms
eremitic
[er-uh-mit-ik] /ˌɛr əˈmɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
eremitical, eremitish
[er-uh-mahy-tish] /ˈɛr əˌmaɪ tɪʃ/ (Show IPA),
adjective
eremitism, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for ere-mite

eremite

/ˈɛrɪˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a Christian hermit or recluse Compare coenobite
Derived Forms
eremitic (ˌɛrɪˈmɪtɪk), eremitical, adjective
eremitism (ˈɛrɪmaɪˌtɪzəm) noun
Word Origin
C13: see hermit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for ere-mite

eremite

n.

c.1200, learned form of hermit (q.v.), from Church Latin eremita. Since mid-17c. in poetic or rhetorical use only, except in reference to specific examples in early Church history. Related: Eremitic; eremitical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for eremite

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ere

3
3
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with ere-mite

Nearby words for ere-mite