Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


1. The worldwide community of Buddhist monks and nuns, and sometimes Buddhist laity.
2. A particular community of Buddhist monks and nuns, or of the monks, nuns, and laity engaged in Buddhist practice.

[Sanskrit saṃghaḥ, assemblage, community, from saṃhanti, he strikes together, puts together : sam, together; see sem- in Indo-European roots + hanti, he strikes; see gwhen- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


a. the Buddhist community
b. (in Theravada Buddhism) the monastic order
[from Sanskrit: group, congregation]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: New Delhi (India), Aug 01 (ANI): Giving a bolt out of the blue, actor Dia Mirza on Thursday announced separation with husband Sahil Sangha.
Tribune News Network Doha Karnataka Sangha Qatar (KSQ) hosted iftar at the Labour Camp of Popular Trading and Contracting at Al Wukair to mark the Holy month of Ramadan recently.
District Judge Qureshi said Zara's licence holder Peter Sangha 'did not present himself well' adding that he undermined his own case with 'quasi-conspiracy theories.'.
Kannada Sangha's dream project of building their own premises in the kingdom took another firm step with the signing of a contract with Cem-Tech International Construction WLL.
NO-ONE can accuse skilled southpaw Indi Sangha - and those guiding the featherweight - of taking tentative steps to ring recovery.
Team Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and Arambagh Krira Sangha won their matches of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football beating their respective rivals held on Tuesday at two separate venues across the country, reports BSS.
The Supreme Sangha Council of Cambodia on Monday issued a statement denouncing a plan by the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) to research and draft a law on monkhood disciplines.
Gian Singh Sangha was 51 years old when he immigrated to Canada from India in 1996.
In addition to the MNA, two MPAs - Mohsin Atta Khosa and Malik Rasool Sangha also met prime minister-designate Imran Khan before joining the PTI.
KHUSHAB -- Ameer Haider Sangha has been elected as chairman and Waris Bhagoor as vice chairman, respectively in District Council Khushab elections.
It was founded after community organiser Sunny Sangha gave a speech on a concept called 'liquid democracy' at a TED talk event in Birmingham last October.