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Definition of Monastery

Babylon English

community of monks, residence of a community of monks
Monastery Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
monasterium, abbatia
Monastery Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.
  
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monastery
\mon"as*te*ry\ (?), n.; pl. monasteries (#). [l. monasterium, gr. &?;, fr. &?; a solitary, a monk, fr. &?; to be alone, live in solitude, fr. &?; alone. cf. minister.] a house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.


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 dean of a monastery 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
mainistir, mainistear, f.
Monastery of Holy Cross: Mainistir na Croiche Noafa
The Great Monastry: An Mhainistir Mhór
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Mynachlog = n. monastery
Mynechdid = n. a monastery
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the residence of a religious community
(hypernym) religious residence, cloister
(hyponym) abbey
(part-meronym) cell, cubicle
Monastery Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Monastery (plural: monasteries) denotes the building, or complex of buildings, comprising the domestic quarters and workplace(s) of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in communities or alone (hermits). The monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory.

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