Definition of 'monastery'
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Many of the monastery's ancillary buildings were added upon his arrival. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The first monastery was founded on the island in the 6th century. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Staying in a monastery or a convent is not a new concept; monks and nuns have been welcoming pilgrims for centuries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The three or four monastery buildings stood alone on a grassy bluff above the river. The Crossing-Place (1993)Most of what knowledge remained was preserved only in the churches and monasteries. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)She and a friend had hired motorcycles to ride up the mountains and visit a monastery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Above the square were the monastery buildings. The Crossing-Place (1993)He lived modestly, pressed for reform and the restoration of churches and monasteries. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is like visiting a working monastery, and a solemn one at that. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A record number of churches and monasteries were listed as historical monuments and have remained so. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)He used his former wealth to support churches and cathedrals within his diocese and founded a monastery at Auxerre. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)At one point, a monk dragged me into a monastery building to keep me away from the crowds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If uninterrupted peace and quiet are what you crave, a week at this former monastery will deliver the goods. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I don't want you to enter a monastery. Christianity Today (2000)It occupies a former Dominican monastery: plush rooms with superb views. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's lush and unspoilt, dotted with tiny churches and monasteries. The Sun (2010)Not to mention numerous cathedrals, monasteries and other buildings of historical significance, plus wildlife galore. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'monastery'
British English: monastery /ˈmɒnəstərɪ; -strɪ/ NOUN
A monastery is a building in which monks live.
- American English: monastery
- Arabic: دَيْرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mosteiro
- Chinese: 修道院
- Croatian: samostan
- Czech: klášter mužský
- Danish: kloster
- Dutch: klooster
- European Spanish: monasterio
- Finnish: munkkiluostari
- French: monastère
- German: Kloster
- Greek: μοναστήρι
- Italian: monastero
- Japanese: 修道院
- Korean: 수도원
- Norwegian: kloster for monker
- Polish: klasztor
- European Portuguese: mosteiro
- Romanian: mănăstire
- Russian: монастырь
- Spanish: monasterio
- Swedish: kloster
- Thai: ที่อยู่ของพระ
- Turkish: manastır
- Ukrainian: монастир
- Vietnamese: tu viện
Definition of monastery from the Collins English Dictionary
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