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Definitions of monk

  1. a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The European bullfinch. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A man who devotes himself to a religious life and lives with others bound as he is by vows of purity, obedience, and poverty. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Formerly, one who retired alone to the desert to lead a religious life: one of a religious community living in a monastery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A religious recluse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A member of a monastic order; a hermit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. One who separates himself, singly or in community, from the world, and devotes himself to religion; an ink-stain in printing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. One who devotes his life exclusively to religious concerns and lives under a certain rule or discipline-generally in a community or order; a recluse; a solitary one. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. mungk, n. formerly, one who retired alone to the desert to lead a religious life: one of a religious community living in a monastery: an inky blotch in print: a fuse for firing mines.--ns. MONK'ERY, the life of monks: monasticism; MONK'-FISH, the angel-fish; MONK'HOOD, the state or character of a monk.--adj. MONK'ISH, pertaining to a monk: like a monk: monastic.--ns. MONK'S'-HOOD, the aconite, a poisonous plant with a flower like a monk's hood; MONK'S'-SEAM (naut.), a strong seam formed by laying the selvage-edges of two pieces of canvas over each other and stitching on each side and down the middle--also Middle-stitching. [A.S. munec--L. monachus--Gr. monachos--monos, alone.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Member of community living apart under vows of poverty, chastity, & obedience; m.\'s-hood, kinds of plant. Hence monkhood, monkship, nn. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. In Printing, a blotch from types which have received too much ink. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek] One of a religious community inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of celibacy and religious exercises; -impression from types which have received too mush ink. Cabinet Dictionary

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