re·cluse /ˈrɛˌklus, rɪˈklus, ˈrɛˌkluz/
Re·cluse, v. t. To shut up; to seclude. [Obs.]
Re·cluse a. 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. Philips.
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.]
adj : withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial
reclusive life" [syn: reclusive, withdrawn]
n : one who lives in solitude [syn: hermit, solitary, solitudinarian,