HyperDic: monk

English > 2 senses of the word monk / Monk:
NOUNperson monk, monastica male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
person Monk, Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Sphere MonkUnited States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
monk / Monk > pronunciation
Soundsmah'ngk
Rhymesbunk ... trunk: 19 rhymes with ahngk...
English > monk: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work.
Synonymmonastic
InstancesBacon, Roger BaconEnglish scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation
Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. BenedictItalian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
Mendel, Gregor Mendel, Johann MendelAugustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
PelagiusA British or Irish monk who denied the doctrines of original sin and predestination and defended human goodness and free will
NarrowerBrother(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address
CarthusianA member of the Carthusian order
Trappist, CistercianMember of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
BroaderreligiousA member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Spanishmonacato, monje
Catalanmonge, monjo
English > Monk: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningUnited States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982).
SynonymsThelonious Monk, Thelonious Sphere Monk
Instance ofjazz musician, jazzmanA musician / musician who plays or composes jazz / jazz music
SpanishThelonious Monk
CatalanThelonious Monk

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