hermitage

[hur-mi-tij or for 3, er-mi-tahzh]
noun
1.
the habitation of a hermit.
2.
any secluded place of residence or habitation; retreat; hideaway.
3.
(initial capital letter) a palace in Leningrad built by Catherine II and now used as an art museum.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French. See hermit, -age

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hermitage (ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  the abode of a hermit
2.  any place where a person may live in seclusion; retreat

Hermitage1 (ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ)
 
n
the Hermitage an art museum in St Petersburg, originally a palace built by Catherine the Great

Hermitage2 (ˈhɜːmɪtɪdʒ)
 
n
a full-bodied red or white wine from the Rhône valley at Tain-l'Ermitage, in SE France

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We won't collectively as a species learn maturity and objective perspective by meditating in a hermitage.
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