Solitude is the state of being alone or on your own. It also is a place where you can be on your own.
An example of solitude is when you are by yourself in your home.
- the state of being solitary, or alone; seclusion, isolation, or remoteness
- a lonely or secluded place
Origin of solitudeMiddle English from Middle French from Classical Latin solitudo from solus, alone, sole
- The state or quality of being alone or remote from others: Composers need solitude to work.
- a. The state of being secluded or uninhabited: sought out the solitude of the forest.b. A secluded or uninhabited place: “Beyond his bleak sky-line there stretched vast solitudes” ( Jack London )
Origin of solitudeMiddle English from Old French from Latin sōlitūdō from sōlus alone ; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural solitudes)
From Old French solitude