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Definition of Monastery

Babylon English

community of monks, residence of a community of monks
Monastery Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
monasterium, abbatia
Monastery Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(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.
  
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monastery
\mon"as*te*ry\ (?), n.; pl. monasteries (#). [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.


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 dean of a monastery 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
mainistir, mainistear, f.
Monastery of Holy Cross: Mainistir na Croiche Noafa
The Great Monastry: An Mhainistir Mhór
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Mynachlog = n. monastery
Mynechdid = n. a monastery
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the residence of a religious community
(hypernym) religious residence, cloister
(hyponym) abbey
(part-meronym) cell, cubicle
Monastery Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A monastery is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in communities or alone (hermits). A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory.

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