Definition of Troglodyte

1. Noun. One who lives in solitude.

Exact synonyms: Hermit, Recluse, Solitary, Solitudinarian
Generic synonyms: Lone Hand, Lone Wolf, Loner
Specialized synonyms: John The Baptist, St. John The Baptist
Derivative terms: Hermitic, Hermitical, Recluse, Solitary



2. Noun. Someone who lives in a cave.
Exact synonyms: Cave Dweller, Cave Man, Caveman
Generic synonyms: Primitive, Primitive Person

Definition of Troglodyte

1. n. One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller. Most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes.

Definition of Troglodyte

1. Noun. A member of a supposed prehistoric race that lived in caves or holes, a caveman. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Anything that lives underground. ¹

3. Noun. A reclusive, reactionary or out-of-date person, especially if brutish. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A person who chooses not to keep up-to-date with the latest software and hardware. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Troglodyte

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Troglodyte

1. 1. One of any savage race that dwells in caves, instead of constructing dwellings; a cave dweller. most of the primitive races of man were troglodytes. "In the troglodytes' country there is a lake, for the hurtful water it beareth called the "mad lake."" (Holland) 2. A genus of apes including the chimpanzee. 3. A genus of singing birds including the common wrens. Origin: L. Troglodytae, pl, Gr. One who creeps into holes; a hole, cavern (fr. To gnaw) + enter: cf. F. Troglodyte. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Troglodyte

trods
troelie
troelies
troely
troffer
troffers
trofosfamide
trog
trogged
trogging
troggs
troglitazone
troglobite
troglobites
trogloditic
troglodyte (current term)
troglodytes
troglodytic
troglodytical
troglophile
troglophiles
troglotrematidae
trogon
trogonoid
trogons
trogs
trogtalite
trogue
trogues
troika

Literary usage of Troglodyte

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The tarpu* consists, in troglodyte», of the same eight bones as in man, ... The cuneiforme, except in troglodyte» and Simia, articulates directly with the ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"... a troglodyte tribe of East Africa, induced Bochart (Phaleg, ii. 23) to conjecture that Obal migrated tlia m Vet. Test. Lips. ..."

3. The New Tripoli and what I Saw in the Hinterland by Ethel Braun (1914)
"... Administration — The school — Visit to the troglodyte women's prison — Experience of a lady visitor — My visit and tea-drinking with troglodyte family ..."

4. A Study of Origins: Or, The Problems of Knowledge, of Being, and of Duty by Edmond de Pressensé (1883)
"We have therefore to consider successively the savage and the troglodyte, and to see what evidence relating to primeval man we gather from an impartial ..."

5. Classical Geography by Henry Fanshawe Tozer (1897)
"... Coast of Africa—Eastern Portion—Western Portion—Dumb Commerce—Interior of Africa—The Three Tracts—The Oases—The Garamantes—The troglodyte ..."

6. Italy and the Italian Islands: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Time by William Spalding (1854)
"... troglodyte Town.— Ruins of Agrigentum. — Selinus.— Western Coast: Mount Eryx. ... troglodyte ..."

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