Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “seclusion”

See all translations

seclusion

noun [U] uk   /sɪˈkluː.ʒən/ us  
the state of being alone, away from other people: He's been living in seclusion since he retired from acting. In some societies women are kept in seclusion, so that they are hardly ever seen in public. After being with a tour group all week I was glad to return to the seclusion of my own home.
Translations of “seclusion”
in Chinese (Traditional) 與世隔絕, 退隱…
in Russian уединение…
in Turkish yalnızlık, inziva, gözlerden uzak olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 与世隔绝, 退隐…
in Polish odosobnienie…
(Definition of seclusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of seclusion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “seclusion” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More