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MONASTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does monastic mean? 

MONASTIC (noun)
  The noun MONASTIC has 1 sense:

1. a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

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


MONASTIC (adjective)
  The adjective MONASTIC has 1 sense:

1. of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

  Familiarity information: MONASTIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONASTIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

monastic; monk

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

religious (a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience)

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

Brother ((Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address)

Carthusian (a member of the Carthusian order)

Cistercian; Trappist (member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence)

Instance hyponyms:

Bacon; Roger Bacon (English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292))

Benedict; Saint Benedict; St. Benedict (Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547))

Gregor Mendel; Johann Mendel; Mendel (Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884))

Pelagius (a British or Irish monk who denied the doctrines of original sin and predestination and defended human goodness and free will; his views were declared heretical by the Council of Ephesus in 431 (circa 360-418))


MONASTIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

Synonyms:

cloistered; cloistral; conventual; monastic; monastical

Similar:

unworldly (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations)


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