Definitions of monk

  1. United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A religious recluse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.

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Usage examples for monk

  1. So the king went back as before under the sissoo tree, put the goblin on his shoulder, and started toward the monk – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  2. The monk told my mother that it was an unlucky name and I needed to have it changed. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills