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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
ที่อยู่ของพระ
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
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