SOL'ITUDE, noun [Latin solitudo; from solus, alone.]
1. Loneliness; a state of being alone; a lonely life. Whoever is delighted with solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
2. Loneliness; remote ness from society; as the solitude of a wood or a valley; the solitude of the country. The solitude of his little parish is become matter of great comfort to him.
3. A lonely place; a desert. In these deep solitudes and awful cells, where heavenly-pensive contemplation dwells.