monk


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monk

 (mŭngk)
n.
A man who is a member of a brotherhood living in a monastery and devoted to a discipline prescribed by his order: a Carthusian monk; a Buddhist monk.

[Middle English monek, monk, from Old English munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Late Greek monakhos, from Greek, single, from monos; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

Monk

(mʌŋk)
n
1. (Biography) Thelonious (Sphere) (θəˈləʊnɪəs). 1920–82, US jazz pianist and composer
2. (Biography) a variant spelling of (George) Monck

Monk

(mʌŋk)
n
1. (Biography) Thelonious (Sphere) (θəˈləʊnɪəs). 1920–82, US jazz pianist and composer
2. (Biography) a variant spelling of (George) Monck

monk

(mʌŋk)

n.
a man who is a member of a religious order, usu. living in a monastery according to a particular rule and under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
[before 900; Old English munuc < Late Latin < Late Greek monachós; Greek: solitary =món(os) alone + -achos adj. suffix]

Monk

(mʌŋk)

n.
1. Thelonious (Sphere), 1917–1982, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
2. George, Monck, George.

monk

  • ascetic - Pronounced uh-SET-ik, it is derived from Greek asketes, "monk, hermit."
  • dean - Comes from Latin decanum, "chief of a group of ten," and Greek dekanos, "a monk or dignitary in charge of ten others."
  • nun - Derived from Latin nonna, the feminine of nonnus, "monk," originally a title given to an elderly person.
  • monk, friar - A monk stays in a monastery; a friar does not.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monk - a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and workmonk - a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
Brother - (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; "a Benedictine Brother"
Carthusian - a member of the Carthusian order
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Cistercian, Trappist - member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
2.monk - United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)Monk - United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)

monk

noun (Loosely) friar, brother, religious, novice, monastic, oblate saffron-robed Buddhist monks
Related words
adjective monastic
Translations
رَاهِبٌراهِب
mnich
munk
munk
munkki
redovnik
szerzetesbarátbarát2
munkur
修道士
수도승
monachus
vienuolis
mūks
călugăr
mních
menih
munk
พระ
монах
thầy tu

monk

[mʌŋk] Nmonje m

monk

[ˈmʌŋk] nmoine m

monk

nMönch m

monk

[mʌŋk] nfrate m, monaco

monk

(maŋk) noun
a member of a male religious group, who lives in a monastery, away from the rest of society.

monk

رَاهِبٌ mnich munk Mönch καλόγερος monje munkki moine redovnik monaco 修道士 수도승 monnik munk mnich monge монах munk พระ keşiş thầy tu 和尚
References in classic literature ?
My honest and neglected friend, Ingulphus, has furnished me with many a valuable hint; but the light afforded by the Monk of Croydon, and Geoffrey de Vinsauff, is dimmed by such a conglomeration of uninteresting and unintelligible matter, that we gladly fly for relief to the delightful pages of the gallant Froissart, although he flourished at a period so much more remote from the date of my history.
But they had not gone many steps when the wicked Fairy hurried after them, a drawn dagger in her hand, and was close upon them, when suddenly, instead of the Prince and her daughter, she found herself in front of a great stone church, whose entrance was carefully guarded by a huge monk.
He added another history of a famous Abyssinian monk, who killed a devil two hundred feet high, and only four feet thick, that ravaged all the country; the peasants had a great desire to throw the dead carcase from the top of a rock, but could not with all their force remove it from the place, but the monk drew it after him with all imaginable ease and pushed it down.
I do not mean to say, nor does it enter into my thoughts, that the knight-errant's calling is as good as that of the monk in his cell; I would merely infer from what I endure myself that it is beyond a doubt a more laborious and a more belaboured one, a hungrier and thirstier, a wretcheder, raggeder, and lousier; for there is no reason to doubt that the knights-errant of yore endured much hardship in the course of their lives.
Over a tawny shock of hair he had a hood drawn, much like that of a monk.
He stuck a pin into the monk from behind, and the monk got him--which served him bloomin' well right--an' he got the rest of us, too, for which I can't blame him, since we all jumped him to once.
murmured Milady, between her teeth; "be assured of that, you poor spoiled monk, you poor converted soldier, who has cut his uniform out of a monk's frock
If I were a monk I should knock yonder and should have a good supper there, too; whereas, 'tis very possible that between the castle and the convent we shall sleep on hard beds, dying with hunger and thirst.
They went up the stone staircase leading simply to the long gallery above the cloisters, a gallery where all the dusty worthless old pictures had been banished for the last three generations--mouldy portraits of Queen Elizabeth and her ladies, General Monk with his eye knocked out, Daniel very much in the dark among the lions, and Julius Caesar on horseback, with a high nose and laurel crown, holding his Commentaries in his hand.
From sackcloth couch the Monk arose, With toil his stiffen'd limbs he rear'd; A hundred years had flung their snows On his thin locks and floating beard.
An inhabitant of Bagdad, Asiatic Turkey, meets with a dervish, or Turkish monk, who presents him with a vast treasure and with a box of magic ointment, which, applied to the left eye, enables one to see the treasures in the bosom of the earth, but on touching the right eye, causes blindness.
Your assistance, sire, and within a month, whether I oppose Lambert to Monk, or Monk to Lambert, I shall have reconquered my paternal inheritance, without having cost my country a guinea, or my subjects a drop of blood, for they are now all drunk with revolutions, protectorates, and republics, and ask nothing better than to fall staggering to sleep in the arms of royalty.