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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.


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

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


  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.

There are other groups with Solitude in their name, like In Solitude, Eye of Solitude.


"Solitude" a.k.a. "Lonesome" is a 1928 film directed by Paul Fejös.


  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.

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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 previewThomas Merton's American Prophecy (1998)

by Robert Inchausti

True solitude is a participation in the solitariness of God — Who is in all things.

For us solitude means withdrawal from an artificial and fictional level of being which men, divided by original sin, have fabricated in order to keep peace with ...

Google previewIn Plain Sight (2013)

Searching for a More Excellent Way by R Curtis Royal, Dr, PhD

Solitude is a place for desire. Most of us are very good at sitting with longing and desire—our own or someone else's. It feels tender; It feels vulnerable; it feels out of control; it is a place where one human being cannot fix or fill another, nor can ...

Google previewThe Christian Science Journal (1912)

Solitude is a grand word, signifying richness and depth of individual thought which leads into the supersensible realm of...

Solitude is the door which is forever closed upon material sense, but opened wide to those mental channels through ...

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 previewA Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations (1865)

Comprising the Most Excellent and Appropriate Passages in the Old British Poets; with Choice and Copious Selections from the Best Modern British and American Poets by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, John F. Addington


Google previewBeauties of the British poets, or, A pocket dictionary (1827)

containing the most admirable passages from Milton, Pope, Shakespeare, Young ... ; to which are added extracts from a sublime poem entitled 'The pleasures of friendship' ; the whole alphabetically arranged

SOLITUDE. From the centre ...

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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Geralyn Russell, yoga & meditation instructor, of Solitude Retreats shares some of her wisdom and thoughts about what solitude is and how it can change your ...

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Quotes about Solitude

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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