[noun rek-loos, ri-kloos; adjective ri-kloos, rek-loos] /noun ˈrɛk lus, rɪˈklus; adjective rɪˈklus, ˈrɛk lus/
a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
Also, incluse. a religious voluntary immured in a cave, hut, or the like, or one remaining within a cell for life.
adjective, recluse, Also, reclusive
shut off or apart from the world; living in seclusion, often for religious reasons.
characterized by seclusion; solitary.
a person who lives in seclusion
a person who lives in solitude to devote himself to prayer and religious meditation; a hermit, anchorite, or anchoress
1590s, from recluse + -ive. Recluse alone formerly served also as an adjective in English (early 13c.).
c.1200, “person shut up from the world for purposes of religious meditation,” from Old French reclus (fem. recluse) “hermit, recluse,” also “confinement, prison; convent, monastery,” noun use of reclus (adj.) “shut up,” from Late Latin reclusus, past participle of recludere “to shut up, enclose” (but in classical Latin “to throw open”), from Latin re-, intensive prefix, + claudere “to shut” (see close (v.)).
[kohd] /koʊd/ noun 1. a system for communication by telegraph, heliograph, etc., in which long and short sounds, light flashes, etc., are used to symbolize the content of a message: Morse code. 2. a system used for brevity or secrecy of communication, in which arbitrarily chosen words, letters, or symbols are assigned definite meanings. 3. […]
[kod-uh-fi-key-shuh n, koh-duh-] /ˌkɒd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌkoʊ də-/ noun 1. the act, process, or result of arranging in a systematic form or code. 2. Law. /ˌkəʊdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən; ˌkɒ-/ noun 1. systematic organization of methods, rules, etc 2. (law) the collection into one body of the principles of a system of law
[kod-uh-fahy, koh-duh-] /ˈkɒd əˌfaɪ, ˈkoʊ də-/ verb (used with object), codified, codifying. 1. to reduce (laws, rules, etc.) to a . 2. to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection. /ˈkəʊdɪˌfaɪ; ˈkɒ-/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. (transitive) to organize or collect together (laws, rules, procedures, etc) into a system or code v. […]
[rek-uh g-nahyz] /ˈrɛk əgˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), recognized, recognizing. 1. to identify as something or someone previously seen, known, etc.: He had changed so much that one could scarcely recognize him. 2. to identify from knowledge of appearance or characteristics: I recognized him from the description. They recognized him as a fraud. 3. to […]