- the abode of a hermit
- any place where a person may live in seclusion; retreat
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2018
- the place where a hermit lives.
- the habitation of a hermit.
- any secluded place of residence or habitation;
- Fine Art(cap.) a palace in Leningrad built by Catherine II and now used as an art museum.
- Old French. See hermit, -age
- Middle English 1250–1300