Definition Of hermit

noun

a hummingbird found in the shady lower layers of tropical forests, foraging along a regular route.

A local guide took us out the first morning for a half-day of birding, including a visit to a lek of performing green hermit hummingbirds, and then got us on our way to the Canopy Tower, a short distance north of the city.

a person living in solitude as a religious discipline.

Secular idleness would have little meaning in solitude, and the religious contemplation of the hermit or monk is not in question here.

Example Of hermit

  • A local guide took us out the first morning for a half-day of birding, including a visit to a lek of performing green hermit hummingbirds, and then got us on our way to the Canopy Tower, a short distance north of the city.

  • Anti Vampire Club membership ranges from pirates to hermitic recluses to your common garden-variety psychopath.

  • As a form of asceticism, celibacy's heroic demands are more at home with a hermit in the desert or a monk in a monastery than with a priest ministering in today's highly charged sexual atmosphere.

  • Asymmetries in the character transition curves describing these zones suggest that Townsend's warblers have a selective advantage over hybrids and hermits .

  • Being stuck in a studio in front of the computer all day probably has something do with this - you become an introspective, insular hermit .


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