Definition of ashram noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæʃrəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæʃrəm//
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a place where Hindus who wish to live away from society live together as a group; a place where other Hindus go for a short time to say prayers before returning to society Word Originfrom Sanskrit āśrama ‘hermitage’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ashram