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English Dictionary: recluse by the DICT Development Group
5 results for recluse
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
    Synonym(s): recluse, reclusive, withdrawn
  1. one who lives in solitude [syn: hermit, recluse, solitary, solitudinarian, troglodyte]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Recluse \Re*cluse"\, a. [L. reclus, L. reclusus, from recludere,
      reclusum, to unclose, open, in LL., to shut up. See {Close}.]
      Shut up, sequestered; retired from the world or from public
      notice; solitary; living apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit;
      a recluse life
               In meditation deep, recluse From human converse. --J.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Recluse \Re*cluse"\, n. [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See {Recluse},
      1. A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the
            world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one of a class
            of secluded devotees who live in single cells; usually
            attached to monasteries.
      2. The place where a recluse dwells. [Obs.] --Foxe.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Recluse \Re*cluse"\, v. t.
      To shut; to seclude. [Obs.]

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Recluse, WY
      Zip code(s): 82725
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