anchoret

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 anchoret — noun see anchorite …

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  • 5 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.] * * * …

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

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  • 7 anchoret — n. Hermit. See anchorite …

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  • 8 Anchoret — ancre (Middle English) ♦ A hermit, or recluse (L. anachoreta, one who has withdrawn from the world).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) …

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  • 9 anchoret — an·cho·ret …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 anchoret —   n. (fem.    ♦ anchoress,    ♦ ancress) hermit, ascetic.    ♦ anchoritic(al), a …

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  • 12 anachoret — 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 …

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  • 13 Anchorite — 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 …

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  • 14 Anchor — An chor, n. [OE. anker, ancre, AS. ancra, fr. L. anachoreta. See {Anchoret}.] An anchoret. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Anchoretic — An cho*ret ic, Anchoretical An cho*ret ic*al, a. [Cf. Gr. ?.] Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Anchoretical — Anchoretic An cho*ret ic, Anchoretical An cho*ret ic*al, a. [Cf. Gr. ?.] Pertaining to an anchoret or hermit; after the manner of an anchoret. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 Seclusion — (Roget s Thesaurus) Exclusion. < N PARAG:Seclusion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 seclusion seclusion privacy Sgm: N 1 retirement retirement Sgm: N 1 reclusion reclusion recess Sgm: N 1 snugness snugness &c. >Adj. Sgm …

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  • 18 Asceticism — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Asceticism >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 asceticism asceticism puritanism sabbatarianism Sgm: N 1 cynicism| cynicism| =>! austerity Sgm: N 1 total abstinence total abstinence Sgm: N 1 nephalism nephalism …

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  • 19 anchoritic — adjective characterized by ascetic solitude the eremitic element in the life of a religious colony his hermitic existence • Syn: ↑eremitic, ↑eremitical, ↑hermitic, ↑hermitical • Similar to: ↑ …

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  • 20 anchoritical — anchoritˈic, anchoritˈical, anchoretˈic or anchoretˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑anchorite …

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