hermitage definition by Webster's New World
- the place where a hermit lives
- a place where a person can live away from other people; secluded retreat
Origin: Middle English ; from OFr: see -age
Origin: after Tain-l' Ermitage, town in southeastern France
hermitage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.b. A monastery or abbey.
- A place where one can live in seclusion; a retreat.
- The condition or way of life of a hermit.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French hermitage, from heremite, hermit; see hermit.
Origin: After Tain l'Hermitage, a village of southeast France.