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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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This is, no doubt, the old monastery of the Bons-Hommes," said the marquis.
The carriage was immediately driven up to the old monastery, and the marquis recognized his neighbors, Monsieur and Madame de Granville, who at once gave up their carriage to the service of the two gentlemen.
The old man told me he had not been in the Brazils for about nine years; but that he could assure me that when he came away my partner was living, but the trustees whom I had joined with him to take cognisance of my part were both dead: that, however, he believed I would have a very good account of the improvement of the plantation; for that, upon the general belief of my being cast away and drowned, my trustees had given in the account of the produce of my part of the plantation to the procurator-fiscal, who had appropriated it, in case I never came to claim it, one-third to the king, and two-thirds to the monastery of St.
Augustine I wrote a letter full of thanks for his just dealings, and the offer of the eight hundred and seventy-two moidores which were undisposed of, which I desired might be given, five hundred to the monastery, and three hundred and seventy-two to the poor, as the prior should direct; desiring the good padre's prayers for me, and the like.
Somehow or other, as fashions do, the fashion spread; an old monastery was quickly turned into a hotel, while a famous line of steamships altered its route for the convenience of passengers.
Just now I am afraid," he concluded, "this will seem to you but a bundle of purple velvet and vellum, but it is really a manuscript of great curiosity which comes from the oldest monastery in Asia, the Monastery of Koya-San.
An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.
When summer was over he did not return to Petersburg, but entered a monastery and there became a monk.
The accident being the relationship of my wife's cousin to a certain Father Superior in a very ancient monastery in Europe.
And he told stories, tracing with a finger in the dust, of the immense and sumptuous ritual of avalanche-guarded cathedrals; of processions and devil-dances; of the changing of monks and nuns into swine; of holy cities fifteen thousand feet in the air; of intrigue between monastery and monastery; of voices among the hills, and of that mysterious mirage that dances on dry snow.
No country in the world is so full of churches, monasteries, and ecclesiastics as Abyssinia; it is not possible to sing in one church or monastery without being heard by another, and perhaps by several.
A stranger who knew nothing either of the Abbey or of its immense resources might have gathered from the appearance of the brothers some conception of the varied duties which they were called upon to perform, and of the busy, wide-spread life which centred in the old monastery.