Definition of Nun

1. Noun. A woman religious.

Generic synonyms: Religious
Specialized synonyms: Sister
Specialized synonyms: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa, Mother Theresa, Teresa, Theresa



2. Noun. A buoy resembling a cone.
Exact synonyms: Conical Buoy, Nun Buoy
Generic synonyms: Buoy

3. Noun. The 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Definition of Nun

1. n. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Definition of Nun

1. Proper noun. (biblical character otherwise very rare) (Hebrew male given name) ¹

2. Proper noun. The languages of the Bamun people of western Cameroon. ¹

3. Noun. A member of a Christian religious community of women who live by certain vows and usually wear a habit, in some cases living together in a cloister. ¹

4. Noun. By extension, member of a similar female community in other confessions ¹

5. Noun. The fourteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nun

1. a woman belonging to a religious order [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nun

1. 1. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. "They holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with adoration." (Wordsworth) 2. A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head. The smew. The European blue titmouse. Gray nuns, the members of a religious order established in Montreal in 1745, whence branches were introduced into the United States in 1853; so called from the colour or their robe, and known in religion as Sisters of Charity of Montreal. Nun buoy. See Buoy. Origin: OE. Nunne, AS. Nunne, fr. L. Nonna nun, nonnus monk; cf. Gr,; of unknown origin. Cf. Nunnery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nun

nummulites
nummulitic
nummy
numnah
numnahs
numps
numpses
numptie
numpties
numpty
numptyish
numse
numskull
numskulled
numskulls
nun (current term)
nun's murmur
nun buoy
nun moth
nunatak
nunataks
nunation
nunations
nunc pro tunc
nunchaku
nunchakus
nuncheon
nuncheons
nunchion
nunchions

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