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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. (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

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 ?
Either help me to gain the nearest village or swear to me on your salvation that you will send me the first monk, the first cure, the first priest you may meet.
Monk or priest, it matters not, provided only that he has received from holy church the power of absolving in articulo mortis.
Monk is no fanatic; unfortunately he is a politician; he does not overflow, he keeps close together.
I believe, with respect to Monk, ties one to nothing -- I believe that he has a strong inclination to succeed Cromwell.
Even a monk might have loved them as choice masterpieces of his Maker's hand.
The monk answered not, save by a grave inclination of the head, and the sisters pursued their task in silence.
She made him at once give up the life of a servant which he had been leading, and bade him become a monk.
But Caedmon could neither read nor write, nor is it at all likely that he ever learned to do either even after he became a monk, for we are told that "he was well advanced in years" before his great gift of song came to him.
I asked the good-natured monk who accompanied us, who did this?
I asked the monk if all the brethren up stairs expected to be put in this place when they died.
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.
said Monks, turning round, and addressing Bumble, after he had bolted the door behind them.