seclusion

  • 1 séclusion — ● séclusion nom féminin (latin seclusum, de secludere, séparer de) Adaptation physiologique par laquelle un animal ou une plante s isole du milieu, empêchant passivement les actions défavorables de s exercer sur lui. ⇒SÉCLUSION, subst. fém. A.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Seclusion — Se*clu sion, n. [See {Seclude}.] The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion. [1913 Webster] O blest seclusion from a jarring world, which he, thus… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 seclusion — index concealment, exclusion, obscuration, privacy, quarantine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 seclusion — (n.) 1620s, from M.L. seclusionem, noun of action from pp. stem of L. secludere (see SECLUDE (Cf. seclude)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 seclusion — *solitude, isolation, alienation Analogous words: retirement, withdrawal (see corresponding verbs at GO): separation, parting, severing or severance (see corresponding verbs at SEPARATE) Contrasted words: *intercourse, communication, commerce,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 seclusion — [n] isolation aloneness, aloofness, beleaguerment, blockade, concealment, desolation, detachment, hiding, privacy, privateness, quarantine, reclusion, reclusiveness, remoteness, retirement, retreat, seclusiveness, separateness, separation,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 seclusion — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being private and away from other people …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 seclusion — [si klo͞o′zhən] n. [ML seclusio] 1. a secluding or being secluded; retirement; isolation; privacy 2. a secluded spot SYN. SOLITUDE …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Seclusión — La seclusión es la condición de un individuo cuando éste pasa por un período de aislamiento y alejamiento de la comunidad. Una persona, una pareja o un grupo mayor, puede ir a un lugar secluído por privacidad o por la búsqueda de tranquilidad.… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 10 seclusion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total ▪ relative ▪ I prefer the relative seclusion of the countryside. ▪ quiet ▪ She fled to a life of quiet seclusion …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 seclusion — noun 1 (U) the state of being private and away from other people: live/dwell/rest etc in seclusion: The Emperor lived in utter seclusion behind the walls of the Forbidden City. | the seclusion of: Writers are attracted to the peace and seclusion… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 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 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 seclusion — se|clu|sion [sıˈklu:ʒən] n [U] the state of being private and away from other people ▪ They stayed at a friend s beach house and enjoyed ten days of peace and seclusion. in seclusion ▪ He found it difficult to walk very far, and had to stay at… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 Seclusion — A person, a couple, or a larger group may go to a secluded place for privacy, or because the place is quiet.In some cases where there are legal, religious or social restrictions on two people having physical intimacy, there may even be such… …

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  • 15 seclusion — se|clu|sion [ sı kluʒn ] noun uncount 1. ) a situation in which someone stays apart or is kept apart from other people: a life of almost complete seclusion in seclusion: The family has spent the past few days in seclusion. 2. ) a place or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 seclusion — [[t]sɪklu͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT If you are living in seclusion, you are in a quiet place away from other people. She lived in seclusion with her husband on their farm in Panama... They love the seclusion of their garden …

    English dictionary

  • 17 seclusion — UK [sɪˈkluːʒ(ə)n] / US [sɪˈkluʒ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] 1) a situation in which someone stays apart or is kept apart from other people a life of almost complete seclusion in seclusion: The family has spent the past few days in seclusion. 2) a… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 seclusion — /si klooh zheuhn/, n. 1. an act of secluding. 2. the state of being secluded; retirement; solitude: He sought seclusion in his study. 3. a secluded place. [1615 25; < ML seclusion (s. of seclusio) < L seclus(us) (ptp. of secludere to SECLUDE) +… …

    Universalium

  • 19 seclusion — n. in seclusion * * * [sɪ kluːʒ(ə)n] in seclusion …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 seclusion — /səˈkluʒən/ (say suh kloohzhuhn) noun 1. the act of secluding. 2. the state of being secluded; retirement; solitude: she sought seclusion in the country so that she could study undisturbed. 3. a secluded place. {Medieval Latin seclusiōn , stem of …

    Australian English dictionary