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



BrE BrE//mʌŋk//
; NAmE NAmE//mʌŋk//
Religious people
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a member of a religious group of men who often live apart from other people in a monastery and who do not marry or have personal possessions Benedictine/Buddhist monks compare friar, nun see also monkish See related entries: Religious people Word OriginOld English munuc, based on Greek monakhos ‘solitary’, from monos ‘alone’.
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