solitude

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French solitude.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

solitude (countable and uncountable, plural solitudes)

  1. Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.
    Synonym: aloneness
    Antonym: intimacy
  2. A lonely or deserted place.
    • 1813, Lord Byron, Bride of Abydos, Canto 2, stanza 20:
      Mark where his carnage and his conquests cease!
      He makes a solitude, and calls it — peace.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sōlitūdō, corresponding to sōlus (alone) + -tūdō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

solitude f (plural solitudes)

  1. solitude
    • 1969, Georges Moustaki (lyrics), “Ma solitude”, in Le Métèque, performed by Georges Moustaki:
      Elle m'a suivi çà et là / Aux quatre coins du monde / Non, je ne suis jamais seul / Avec ma solitude
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

solitude f (nominative singular solitude)

  1. solitude

Descendants[edit]