(James) Arthur (“Art”) born 1957, U.S. football player.
[thuh-loh-nee-uh s] /θəˈloʊ ni əs/ (Show IPA), (Sphere) 1917–1982, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
a male member of a religious community bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience related adjective monastic
(sometimes capital) a fancy pigeon having a bald pate and often large feathered feet
Thelonious (Sphere) (θəˈləʊnɪəs). 1920–82, US jazz pianist and composer
a variant spelling of (George) Monck
Old English munuc “monk” (used also of women), from Proto-Germanic *muniko- (cf. Old Frisian munek, Middle Dutch monic, Old High German munih, Ger. Mönch), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *monicus (source of French moine, Spanish monje, Italian monaco), from Late Latin monachus “monk,” originally “religious hermit,” from Ecclesiastical Greek monakhos “monk,” noun use of a classical Greek adjective meaning “solitary,” from monos “alone” (see mono-). For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come.
In England, before the Reformation, the term was not applied to the members of the mendicant orders, who were always called friars. From the 16th c. to the 19th c., however, it was usual to speak of the friars as a class of monks. In recent times the distinction between the terms has been carefully observed by well-informed writers. In French and Ger. the equivalent of monk is applied equally to ‘monks’ and ‘friars.’ [OED]
A monkey (1843+)
A Chinese or Chinese-American: known to their Occidental neighbors, the Irish especially, as monks (1925+)
- Art movie
noun a movie intended to be an artistic work rather than a commercial movie of mass appeal; art film Examples Art movies are aimed at small niche market audiences, which means they can rarely get the financial backing which will permit large production budgets, expensive special effects, costly celebrity actors, and huge advertising campaigns.
- Art music
music in the classical tradition, as opposed to popular or folk music. Historical Examples Politics and religion—finance and agriculture—science and art—music and history, were all largely discussed. The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner The vocal solo had no place in their system and hence it never appears in the art music of their […]
- Art nouveau
a style of fine and applied art current in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized chiefly by curvilinear motifs often derived from natural forms. Contemporary Examples They turned slowly and gave the art nouveau building a suddenly contemporary appeal. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, McQueen Cap Paris Spring 2013 Fashion Week Shows Robin Givhan October […]
- Art paper
noun a high-quality type of paper having a smooth coating of china clay or similar substance on it Historical Examples Of these, Sixteen are in colour and Sixteen in black and white on art paper. The Girls of St. Olave’s Mabel Mackintosh The best results are undoubtedly produced when they are printed on art paper. […]