(Re*close") v. t. To close again. Pope.
(Re*clothe") v. t. To clothe again.
(Re*clude") v. t. [L. recludere to unclose, open; pref. re- again, back, un- + claudere to shut.]
To open; to unclose. [R.] Harvey.
(Re*cluse") a. [F. reclus, L. reclusus, from recludere, reclusum, to unclose, open, in LL., to
shut up. See Close.] Shut up; sequestered; retired from the world or from public notice; solitary; living
apart; as, a recluse monk or hermit; a recluse life.
In meditation deep, recluseJ. Philips.
From human converse.
(Re*cluse"), n. [F. reclus, LL. reclusus. See Recluse, a.]
1. A person who lives in seclusion from intercourse with the world, as a hermit or monk; specifically, one
of a class of secluded devotees who live in single cells, usually attached to monasteries.
2. The place where a recluse dwells. [Obs.] Foxe.
(Re*cluse"), v. t. To shut up; to seclude. [Obs.]
(Re*cluse"ly), adv. In a recluse or solitary manner.
(Re*cluse"ness), n. Quality or state of being recluse.
(Re*clu"sion) n. [LL. reclusio: cf. F. reclusion.] A state of retirement from the world; seclusion.
(Re*clu"sive) a. Affording retirement from society. "Some reclusive and religious life." Shak.
(Re*clu"so*ry) n. [LL. reclusorium.] The habitation of a recluse; a hermitage.
(Re*coct") v. t. [L. recoctus, p. p. of recoquere to cook or boil over again. See Re-, and 4th
Cook.] To boil or cook again; hence, to make over; to vamp up; to reconstruct. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Re*coc"tion) n. A second coction or preparation; a vamping up.
(Rec`og*ni"tion) n. [L. recognitio: cf. F. recognition. See Recognizance.] The act of
recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or
The lives of such saints had, at the time of their yearly memorials, solemn recognition in the church of
(Re*cog"ni*tor) n. [LL.] (Law) One of a jury impaneled on an assize. Blackstone.
(Re*cog"ni*to*ry) a. Pertaining to, or connected with, recognition. Lamb.