Carmelite

noun Car·mel·ite \ ˈkär-mə-ˌlīt \

Definition of Carmelite

: a member of the Roman Catholic mendicant Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel founded in the 12th century

Carmelite

adjective

Origin and Etymology of carmelite

Middle English, borrowed from Medieval Latin Carmelita, from Mons Carmelus carmel, mount) + -ita 1-ite


Learn More about carmelite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Carmelite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!