Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “solitude”

See all translations

solitude

noun [U] uk   /ˈsɒl.ɪ.tjuːd/ us    /ˈsɑː.lə.tuːd/
C1 the situation of being alone without other people: a life of solitude After months of solitude at sea it felt strange to be in company. It provides one with a chance to reflect on spiritual matters in solitude.
Translations of “solitude”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨處,獨居…
in Russian одиночество…
in Turkish yalnızlık, tek başınalık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独处,独居…
in Polish samotność…
(Definition of solitude from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of solitude?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “solitude” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

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