[mon-uh-ster-ee] /ˈmɒn əˌstɛr i/
noun, plural monasteries.
a house or place of residence occupied by a community of persons, especially monks, living in seclusion under religious vows.
the community of persons living in such a place.
noun (pl) -teries
the residence of a religious community, esp of monks, living in seclusion from secular society and bound by religious vows
c.1400, from Old French monastere “monastery” (14c.) and directly from Late Latin monasterium, from Ecclesiastical Greek monasterion “a monastery,” from monazein “to live alone,” from monos “alone” (see mono-). With suffix -terion “place for (doing something).” Originally applied to houses of any religious order, male or female.
[muh-nas-tik] /məˈnæs tɪk/ adjective, Also, monastical 1. of or relating to monasteries: a monastic library. 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations: monastic vows. 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of a secluded, dedicated, or austere manner of living. noun 4. a member of […]
[muh-nas-tuh-siz-uh m] /məˈnæs təˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. the system, condition, or mode of life. /məˈnæstɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. the monastic system, movement, or way of life n. 1795, from monastic + -ism.
/məˈnæstrəl/ adjective 1. trademark denoting certain fast pigments used in paints and inks, derived from phthalocyanine
[muh-lib-duh s] /məˈlɪb dəs/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing , especially in its lower valences. /mɒˈlɪbdəs/ adjective 1. of or containing molybdenum, esp in a low valence state molybdous mo·lyb·dous (mə-lĭb’dəs) adj. Of, relating to, or containing molybdenum or a compound containing molybdenum, especially with a valence of less than 6.