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mon·as·ter·y

 (mŏn′ə-stĕr′ē)
n. pl. mon·as·ter·ies
1. A community of persons, especially monks, bound by vows to a religious life and often living in partial or complete seclusion.
2. The dwelling place of such a community.

[Middle English monasterie, from Old French monastere, from Late Latin monastērium, from Late Greek monastērion, from Greek monazein, to live alone, from monos, alone; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mon′as·te′ri·al (mŏn′ə-stîr′ē-əl, -stĕr′-) adj.

monastery

(ˈmɒnəstərɪ; -strɪ)
n, pl -teries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the residence of a religious community, esp of monks, living in seclusion from secular society and bound by religious vows
[C15: from Church Latin monastērium, from Late Greek monastērion, from Greek monázein to live alone, from monos alone]
monasterial adj

mon•as•ter•y

(ˈmɒn əˌstɛr i)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. a place of residence occupied by a community of persons, esp. monks, living in religious seclusion.
2. the community itself.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin monastērium < Late Greek monastḗrion orig. hermit's cell =*monad-, base of monázein to be alone, derivative of mónos alone + -tērion n. suffix]

monastery

A building complex, including a church or abbey, inhabited by monks or nuns.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monastery - the residence of a religious communitymonastery - the residence of a religious community
abbey - a monastery ruled by an abbot
cubicle, cell - small room in which a monk or nun lives
charterhouse - a Carthusian monastery
friary - a monastery of friars
lamasery - a monastery for lamas
minster - any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery
cloister, religious residence - residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
scriptorium - a room in a monastery that is set aside for writing or copying manuscripts

monastery

noun abbey, house, convent, priory, cloister, religious community, nunnery, friary He spent a year in a Buddhist monastery.
Translations
دَيْردَيْرٌ
манастир
klášter
kloster
دیرصومعه
luostarimunkkiluostari
samostanmanastir
kolostor
klausturmunkaklaustur
修道院
수도원
monasterium
vienuoliškasvienuolynų
klosteris
monastériomosteiro
samostan
kloster
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tu viện

monastery

[ˈmɒnəstrɪ] Nmonasterio m

monastery

[ˈmɒnəstəri] nmonastère m

monastery

n(Mönchs)kloster nt

monastery

[ˈmɒnəstrɪ] nmonastero

monastery

(ˈmonəstəri) plural ˈmonasteries noun
a house in which a community of monks lives.
moˈnastic (-ˈnӕ-) adjective
of, or like, monks or monasteries. the monastic way of life.

monastery

دَيْرٌ klášter kloster Kloster μοναστήρι monasterio munkkiluostari monastère samostan monastero 修道院 수도원 klooster kloster klasztor mosteiro монастырь kloster ที่อยู่ของพระ manastır tu viện 修道院
References in classic literature ?
Here an ancient monastery, whence the solemn chanting of the monks came down to them.
The first thing either of them noticed was a new sound that broke into the clear air, louder than they had ever heard it before--the bell of the monastery of their own village, ringing for early prayers.
From every land came monks to join; they came even as the fishes come, in shoals; and the monastery added building to building, and yet others to these, and so spread wide its arms and took them in.
This piece tells one of the old legends of the region; how a great noble of the Middle Ages got lost in the mountains, and wandered about with his dogs in a violent storm, until at last the faint tones of a monastery bell, calling the monks to a midnight service, caught his ear, and he followed the direction the sounds came from and was saved.
She walked toward the ruins of the old monastery, situated on the south side of the more modern range of buildings.
The revenues of the monastery, of which a large part was at his disposal, while they gave him the means of supplying his own very considerable expenses, afforded also those largesses which he bestowed among the peasantry, and with which he frequently relieved the distresses of the oppressed.
So he left his house and his business to look after themselves, and betook himself to the new dervish monastery, where he was welcomed by the founder with all the warmth imaginable.
An hundred and eighteen leagues from thence lies Toro, and near it the ruins of an ancient monastery.
The truth is, that while I was leading this busy life, in a retirement that might compare with that of a monastery, and unseen as I thought by any except the servants of the house (for when I went to Mass it was so early in the morning, and I was so closely attended by my mother and the women of the household, and so thickly veiled and so shy, that my eyes scarcely saw more ground than I trod on), in spite of all this, the eyes of love, or idleness, more properly speaking, that the lynx's cannot rival, discovered me, with the help of the assiduity of Don Fernando; for that is the name of the younger son of the duke I told of.
This is, no doubt, the old monastery of the Bons-Hommes," said the marquis.
When D'Artagnan arrived in sight of the bare spot of ground which extended along the foot of the monastery, Athos had been waiting about five minutes, and twelve o'clock was striking.
Monsieur, the general left you last night on the borders of the monastery.