English version

monk in Religion topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmonkmonk /mʌŋk/ noun [countable]  RRa member of an all-male religious group that lives apart from other people in a monasterynunmonkish adjective
Examples from the Corpus
monkThis was a panel showing a sturdy bald monk leering at a geisha.Benedict and lived all his days as a devout monk.Each monk received good clothing, although bathing took place only irregularly unless they were ill.But at least there were no monks in there praying either.And the next thing he remembered was the minibus stopping and the monks helping him into it.Throughout the centuries, the monks of Clonmacnoise had suffered from raiders sailing up the Shannon to plunder the monastic city.The income from admission fees helps the monks finance a lifestyle that might otherwise be impossible in the modern world.The warrior monks, they were known as.