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word: hermitage


Definition: (noun) The habitation of a hermit or group of hermits.
Synonyms: abbey, monastery, retreat
Usage: He spent two years in his hermitage near the lake, pondering the mysteries of the universe. Discuss.

First Known Use of HERMITAGE:

14th century


The Hermitage

One of the oldest and largest museums in the world, the Hermitage was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 but was not opened to the public until nearly a century later. It occupies a complex of historic buildings and palaces in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and is home to more than three million artifacts and works of art—including the largest collection of paintings in the world. In 1985, what bizarre incident befell Rembrandt’s painting Danaë, necessitating years of restoration work? More… Discuss