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Definition of "monk" []

  • A man who is a member of a brotherhood living in a monastery and devoted to a discipline prescribed by his order: a Carthusian monk; a Buddhist monk. (noun)
  • A male member of a religious community bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A fancy pigeon having a bald pate and often large feathered feet (noun)

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Use "monk" in a sentence
  • "Jackson - "The monk is just someone who's sort of taken up a curatorship.""
  • "I recently had the great fortune of sharing the afternoon with Sifu Wang Bo, a Shaolin monk who was 11 years old when on tour with "Wheel of Life.""
  • "Kung Fu star David Carradine dead p2pnet news view Movies | TV: - In the famous Kung Fu TV series, Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine travels slowly through the old American West, armed only with his skill in the martial arts — and a bamboo flute — as he searches for half-brother Danny Caine."