Definition of monastery in English:
noun (plural monasteries)
A building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows.
- In the middle of the 19th century abbot of the monastery was a monk named Genadii.
- Soon the effects of the new teaching were widely felt, with monks and nuns leaving their monasteries and convents.
- Wine has always had spiritual and religious significance, and monks and monasteries have long been regarded as playing a crucial part in wine history.
late Middle English: via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek monastērion, from monazein 'live alone', from monos 'alone'.
Words that rhyme with monasteryrepertory
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan