Dictionary

phalanstery

noun phal·an·stery \ˈfa-lən-ˌster-ē\
plural phal·an·ster·ies

Definition of PHALANSTERY

1
a :  a Fourierist cooperative community
b :  a self-contained structure housing such a community
2
:  something resembling a Fourierist phalanstery
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of PHALANSTERY

French phalanstère dwelling of a Fourierist community, from Latin phalang-, phalanx + French -stère (as in monastère monastery)
First Known Use: 1839

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: phalanxPrevious Word in the Dictionary: phalansterianismAll Words Near: phalanstery
July 28, 2015
pachyderm Hear it
an elephant
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears