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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.
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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
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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]
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monastery

A building complex, including a church or abbey, inhabited by monks or nuns.
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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
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monastery

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

monastery

[ˈmɒnəstrɪ] Nmonasterio m
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monastery

[ˈmɒnəstəri] nmonastère m
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monastery

n(Mönchs)kloster nt
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monastery

[ˈmɒnəstrɪ] nmonastero
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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.
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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
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