Definition of Monastery

1. Noun. The residence of a religious community.

Specialized synonyms: Abbey, Charterhouse, Friary, Lamasery
Terms within: Cell, Cubicle, Minster, Scriptorium
Generic synonyms: Cloister, Religious Residence



Definition of Monastery

1. n. A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.

Definition of Monastery

1. Noun. Place of residence for members of a religious community (especially monks). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monastery

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Medical Definition of Monastery

1. Origin: L. Monasterium, Gr, fr. A solitary, a monk, fr. To be alone, live in solitude, fr. Alone. Cf. Minister. A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; more rarely applied to such a house for females. Synonym: Convent, abbey, priory. See Cloister. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monastery

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monarchizers
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monarchs
monarchy
monardas
monarthric
monarthritis
monarticular
monas
monases
monaster
monasteries
monastery (current term)
monasterylike
monastic
monastic habit
monastic order
monastical
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monasticism
monasticisms
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monasticon
monasticons
monastics
monastrol
monathetosis

Literary usage of Monastery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In 1547 the whole monastery had died out, and its rev^ enues went to the Bishop of ... Upon the request of John Whyte, Abbot of the Scotch monastery at ..."

2. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"Describing with pride the foundation (1089) and history of his monastery of ... Now this our monastery church possesses many persons who, because of the ..."

3. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1891)
"This monastery had but a short and uneventful history, and appears not to have ... Still, in 1257, the important monastery of S. Stephen ad rivum mar is was ..."

4. Select Translations from Old English Prose by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Chauncey Brewster Tinker (1908)
"ARTIFICERS IN A monastery Chap. 57 If there are artificers in a monastery, they are to ply their arts with all humility and reverence, if so the abbot ..."

5. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo (1875)
"ON the borders of (the territory of) Tauris there is a monastery called after Saint ... A more marvellous story than Marco's is related of this monastery by ..."

6. The Spanish Conquest in America: And Its Relation to the History of Slavery by Arthur Helps, Michael Oppenheim (1902)
"The light from that monastery, the sound of its bell amidst the wilderness of idolatry, what signs of hope they were—which angels might have watched with ..."

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