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Definition of the noun solitude

What does solitude mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: solitudes

  1. a state of social isolation
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of solitude: purdah
    • more generic word: isolation = a state of separation between persons or groups
  2. the state or situation of being alone
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: isolation = a state of separation between persons or groups
  3. a solitary place
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic terms: place / spot / topographic point = a point located with respect to surface features of some region

Alternative definition of the noun solitude


  1. Aloneness; state of being alone or solitary, by oneself.
  2. A lonely or deserted place.


  1. Solitude a.k.a. Solitude Aeturnus is an American epic doom metal band that was started in spring 1987 as Solitude, in Arlington, Texas. Their vocalist, Robert Lowe, was also the singer for the influential doom metal band Candlemass between 2007 and 2012. Former bassist Lyle Steadham is now guitarist and lead vocalist for the horrorpunk/psychobilly band Ghoultown.
  2. Solitude is a metalcore band hailing from Värnamo, Sweden. Formed in 2006 by Dennis Warelius, William Turner and Patrik Larsson. The band has released two EPs and one full-length album, all of them were recorded in Fredrik Nordströms legendary Studio Fredman, produced by well-known heavy metal producer Henrik Udd, who has worked with previous bands such as Dark Tranquility, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, Bring Me The Horizon etc. Their latest EP was named A World Inside My Mind and was released in October, 2013.
  3. Solitude is a musical group.
    • albums: "From Within", "Poisoned Population: The Complete Collection (1987-1994)"
  4. Solitude is a musical group.
    • album: "4 Men Acoustical Jam - Live"

There are other groups with in their name, like In Solitude, Eye of Solitude, Vision Solitude, Apostle of Solitude, 100 Years of Solitude.


  1. "Solitude" a.k.a. "(In My) Solitude" is a 1934 jazz standard, composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills.
  2. "SOLITUDE" is a composition.
  3. "Solitude" is an album by The The consisting mainly of live performances. "Jealous of Youth" and "Dolphins" appear for the first time on this album, rather than as singles.
  4. "Solitude" a.k.a. "Einsamkeit" is a composition.
  5. "Solitude" est un album solo du pianiste de jazz français Martial Solal, sorti en 2007 sur le label CamJazz.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  6. "Solitude" is a composition.


  1. "Solitude": Solitud és una novel·la escrita per Víctor Català i publicada en fulletons inclosos a la revista Joventut entre el març de 1904 i l'abril de 1905. És la novel·la més coneguda de la seva autora. S'emmarca dins del modernisme, moviment literari i artístic força present a Catalunya. L'any 1909 va aparèixer com a novel·la sencera.
  2. "Solitude" is a book by Anthony Storr.
    • also known as "Solitude: a return to the self"


  1. "Solitude" a.k.a. "Lonesome" is a 1928 film directed by Paul Fejös.
  2. "Solitude" is a film, directed by Susan Kraker & Pi Ware.


  1. Solitude is a football stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is the oldest football stadium in Ireland, and the home ground of Ireland's oldest football club, Cliftonville.
    • also known as Solitude, Belfast
    • part of Belfast
  2. Solitude is a historic home located on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia. The earliest section was built about 1808, and expanded through the mid-19th century. It is a two-story, "L"-shaped, five bay, log and frame dwelling with a hipped roof. Also on the property are the contributing stone spring house with log superstructure and log kitchen or office. In 1872, the Solitude land became the central campus of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, and the house, after the death of its owner in the following decade, was used for faculty housing until the 1970s, when it became a classroom and office facility. The house is situated in a landscaped park adjacent to the central campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
  3. Solitude a.k.a. Solitude, Indiana: Solitude is an unincorporated community in Posey County, Indiana, United States. Solitude is located on Indiana State Road 69 north of Mount Vernon.

There are other places with in their name, like Castle Solitude.


  1. Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation.
  2. Solitude: تنهایی شعری است از الا ویلر ویلکاکس، نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی سده بیستم. این شعر بیشتر به خاطر بیت «بخند تا دنیا به رویت بخندد؛ بگری، و تنها خواهی گریست» در ادبیات آمریکا معروف است.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Solitude

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Google previewEveryday Spirits (1993)

by David Appelbaum

Solitude is the last frontier, whose chain of command ends leagues away in a populous center, the metropolis. Solitude is a margin between the two realms, a skin that holds them apart, and a membrane that allows the two to interpenetrate. Solitude keeps the frontier guard wary.

Not by stealth or deception can anyone cross the border, since solitude is an absolute barrier. One either has 177 26.

Google previewThe Solitudes of Nature and of Man (1867)

Or, The Loneliness of Human Life by William Rounseville Alger

Zimmermann says, " Solitude is that state in which the soul freely resigns itself to its own reflections." This is...

Obviously solitude is the deprivation of companionship ; but our own reflections are often the bestowers of a vivid companionship.

Google previewForm and Object: A Treatise on Things (2014)

by Tristan Garcia

Solitude is the result of being a thing in the world, namely, of being the only thing within the opposite of a thing, within what is not something.

Google previewCollected Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer (2012)

by Arthur Schopenhauer

If it were not for these two reasons, a man would probably elect to remain alone; if only because solitude is the sole...

Accordingly it cannot be said that the love of solitude is an original characteristic of human nature; it is rather the result of ...

Google previewDictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources (1893)

Including Phrases, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and Sayings of the Wise Men, in Their Bearing on Life, Literature, Speculation, Science, Art, Religion, and Morals, Especially in the Modern Aspects of Them, by Rev. James Wood

Solitude is a good school, but the world is the best theatre ; the institution is best there, but the practice here ; the wilderness hath the advantage of...

Google previewFifty Key Contemporary Thinkers (2007)

From Structuralism to Post-Humanism by John Lechte

Solitude refers to the way a literary work and the process giving rise to it is cut off from all others – even if, as is often the case,

Google previewThe Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer - Counsels and maxims (illustrated) (2015)

by Arthur Schopenhauer

If it were not for these two reasons, a man would probably elect to remain alone; if only because solitude is the sole...

Accordingly it cannot be said that the love of solitude is an original characteristic of human nature; it is rather the result of ...

Google previewEverybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them (2009)

by John Ortberg

Solitude is a gift from God. It existed before the Fall. It is the experience of being a unique person with the...

Google previewBe an Island (1999)

The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace by Khema

Mental solitude is an important factor for practice. Unless we are able to arouse it, we will not be able to discover through introspection how we must change. Mental solitude means first and foremost not depending on others for approval, ...

Google previewBackpacking with the Saints (2014)

Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice by Belden C. Lane

Solitude is the first and most important of three wilderness disciplines that the Desert Fathers took seriously. Learning how to accept being alone, not cluttering one's life with unnecessary things, and not being driven by distractions formed the ...

Google previewMentis Nuncius

by Hugo du Coudray

The term “solitude” is a standin for Self, and “communion” a stand-in for Other. But the terms in use represent the states of the Social Self which derive from the two places. Solitude is the withdrawal of the essence “person” from exchanges with ...

Google previewSparks from the Infinite (2007)

A Collection of Mediumistic Transcripts by Il Cenacolo

Solitude is the environment of the strong. The fearful, the...

Google previewThe Best in Tent Camping: Utah (2007)

A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos by Jeffrey Steadman

Solitude is the main attraction at Elkhorn, and Thousand ...

Google previewAnnual report. 1861-70, 72-1925, 30, 35, 38 (1877)

by Church congress

Solitude is the school into which we must all enter, if we are to be disciplined and trained for anything great ; and yet...

Google previewThe Slaves of Solitude (2013)

by Patrick Hamilton

The Slaves of Solitude is an original, satisfying, enormously enjoyable novel, but it is hard to situate it ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature (2014)

by Paul Varner

SOLITUDE: CHAPTER 5 OF WALDEN • 385 monwealth, questions were being raised concerning how monarchy was to rule and be accepted by the people. Rousseau with The Social Contract at least produced an intellectual atmosphere in ...

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Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. (Octavio Paz)
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Scrabble value of S1O1L1I1T1U1D2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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