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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hermit  \Her"mit\,  n.  (Cookery) 
  A  spiced  molasses  cooky,  often  containing  chopped  raisins  and 
  nuts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hermit  \Her"mit\,  n.  [OE.  ermite,  eremite,  heremit,  heremite,  F. 
  hermite,  ermite,  L.  eremita,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  lonely,  solitary. 
  Cf  {Eremite}.] 
  1.  A  person  who  retires  from  society  and  lives  in  solitude;  a 
  recluse;  an  anchoret;  especially,  one  who  so  lives  from 
  religious  motives. 
 
  He  had  been  Duke  of  Savoy,  and  after  a  very  glorious 
  reign,  took  on  him  the  habit  of  a  hermit,  and 
  retired  into  this  solitary  spot.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  A  beadsman;  one  bound  to  pray  for  another.  [Obs.]  ``We 
  rest  your  hermits.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Hermit  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  marine  decapod  crustacean  of  the 
  family  {Pagurid[ae]}.  The  species  are  numerous,  and  belong 
  to  many  genera.  Called  also  {soldier  crab}.  The  hermit 
  crabs  usually  occupy  the  dead  shells  of  various  univalve 
  mollusks.  See  Illust.  of  {Commensal}. 
 
  {Hermit  thrush}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  thrush  ({Turdus 
  Pallasii}),  with  retiring  habits,  but  having  a  sweet  song. 
 
 
  {Hermit  warbler}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  California  wood  warbler 
  ({Dendroica  occidentalis}),  having  the  head  yellow,  the 
  throat  black,  and  the  back  gray,  with  black  streaks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hermit 
  n  1:  one  retired  from  society  for  religious  reasons  [syn:  {anchorite}] 
  2:  one  who  lives  in  solitude  [syn:  {recluse},  {troglodyte}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  HERMIT,  n.  A  person  whose  vices  and  follies  are  not  sociable. 
 
 




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