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Meaning of hermit

her•mit

Pronunciation: (hûr'mit), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who has withdrawn to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion.
  2. any person living in seclusion; recluse.
  3. an animal of solitary habits.
  4. any of numerous hummingbirds of the genera Glaucis and Phaethornis, having curved bills and dull-colored rather than iridescent plumage.
  5. a spiced molasses cookie often containing raisins or nuts.
  6. a beadsman.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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