Definitions for monkmʌŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a man who is a member of a religious order, usu. living in a monastery according to a particular rule and under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

    Category: Religion

Origin of monk:

bef. 900; OE munuc < LL < LGk monachós; Gk: solitary =món(os) alone +-achos adj. suffix


  1. Thelonious (Sphere),1917–1982, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.

    Category: Biography

  2. George,

    Category: Biography

    Ref: Monck, George.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monk, monastic(noun)

    a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

  2. Monk, Thelonious Monk, Thelonious Sphere Monk(noun)

    United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. monk(noun)ʌŋk

    a man who lives a religious life in a religious community


  1. monk(Noun)

    A male member of a monastic order who has devoted his life for religious service.

  2. monk(Noun)

    in earlier usage, an eremite or hermit devoted to solitude, as opposed to a cenobite, who lived communally.

  3. monk(Noun)

    A male who leads an isolated life; a loner, a hermit.

  4. monk(Noun)

    An unmarried man who does not have sexual relationships.

  5. monk(Noun)

    A judge.

  6. Origin: munuc, from monachus, from μοναχός, from μόνος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monk(noun)

    a man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty

  2. Monk(noun)

    a blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink

  3. Monk(noun)

    a piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine

  4. Monk(noun)

    a South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus

  5. Monk(noun)

    the European bullfinch


  1. Monk

    Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to 2009 and is primarily a mystery series, although it has dark and comic touches. The series was produced by Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television in association with Universal Television. The series debuted on July 12, 2002, on USA Network. It was well received and continued for eight seasons, with the final season concluding on December 4, 2009. The series currently holds the record for the most watched scripted drama episode in cable television history, a record previously held by The Closer. Monk set the record with "Mr. Monk and the End – Part II", its last episode and finale, with 9.4 million viewers, 3.2 million of them in the 18–49 demographic.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monk' in Nouns Frequency: #2612

Translations for monk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a member of a male religious group, who lives in a monastery, away from the rest of society.

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