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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monastery mean? 

  The noun MONASTERY has 1 sense:

1. the residence of a religious community

  Familiarity information: MONASTERY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The residence of a religious community

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("monastery" is a kind of...):

cloister; religious residence (residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery))

Meronyms (parts of "monastery"):

cell; cubicle (small room is which a monk or nun lives)

minster (any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery)

scriptorium (a room in a monastery that is set aside for writing or copying manuscripts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "monastery"):

abbey (a monastery ruled by an abbot)

charterhouse (a Carthusian monastery)

friary (a monastery of friars)

lamasery (a monastery for lamas)

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