anchoret
noun see anchorite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Anchoret — An cho*ret, Anchorite An cho*rite, n. [F. anachor[ e]te, L. anachoreta, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to go back, retire; ? + ? to give place, retire, ? place; perh. akin to Skr. h[=a] to leave. Cf. {Anchor} a hermit.] One who renounces the world and secludes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anchoret — anchorite, anchoret n eremite, hermit, solitary, recluse, Islam. marabout, Islam. santon; anchoress, an cress, hermitess, Obs. hermitress, nun; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar saint; ascetic, celibate, monk, monastic …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • anchoret — noun see anchorite I * * * anchoretic /ang keuh ret ik/, adj. anchoretism, n. /ang keuhr it, keuh ret /, n. anchorite. [1735 45; var. of ANCHORITE, with final vowel directly reflecting LL or LGk sp.] * * * anchoret, etish vars. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • anchoret — anchoretic /ang keuh ret ik/, adj. anchoretism, n. /ang keuhr it, keuh ret /, n. anchorite. [1735 45; var. of ANCHORITE, with final vowel directly reflecting LL or LGk sp.] * * * …   Universalium

  • anchoret — an·cho·ret || æŋkÉ™ret n. one who relinquishes material possessions and lives in solitude …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anchoret — n. Hermit. See anchorite …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Anchoret — ancre (Middle English) ♦ A hermit, or recluse (L. anachoreta, one who has withdrawn from the world). (Davis, H.W. C. (ed.) Medieval England, 615) …   Medieval glossary

  • anchoret — an·cho·ret …   English syllables

  • anchoret — /ˈæŋkərɛt/ (say angkuhret), / rət/ (say ruht) noun → anchorite. {Late Latin anachōrēta (from Greek anachōrētēs a recluse) by association with obsolete anchor hermit (Old English ancora)} –anchoretic /æŋkəˈrɛtɪk/ (say angkuh retik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • anchoret —   n. (fem.    ♦ anchoress,    ♦ ancress) hermit, ascetic.    ♦ anchoritic(al), a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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