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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.]
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monk

(mʌŋk)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a male member of a religious community bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
2. (Breeds) (sometimes capital) a fancy pigeon having a bald pate and often large feathered feet
[Old English munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Late Greek: solitary (man), from Greek monos alone]

Monk

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

noun (Loosely) friar, brother, religious, novice, monastic, oblate saffron-robed Buddhist monks
Related words
adjective monastic
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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
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monk

[ˈmʌŋk] nmoine m
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monk

nMönch m
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monk

[mʌŋk] nfrate m, monaco
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monk

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