Car·​mel·​ite ˈkär-mə-ˌlīt How to pronounce Carmelite (audio)
: a member of the Roman Catholic mendicant Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel founded in the 12th century
Carmelite adjective

Examples of Carmelite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The elder Hope left behind several architectural landmarks, including the Carmelite Monastery in Normal Heights (1930), Home Tower (Chase Bank, 707 Broadway, 1963) and Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park (1965). Roger Showley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2024 This is prestigious Crespi Carmelite High School, where God is watching at all times. Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2024 The incident came after his son, playing for Crespi Carmelite in a game against Harvard-Westlake, was hit with a technical foul. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 Barnes attended the game between Crespi Carmelite and Harvard-Westlake. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 The Los Angeles Times reported Barnes engaged student announcer Jake Lancer during the school’s live stream broadcast of a game between Crespi Carmelite and Harvard-Westlake. Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 Visitors can dig into the history of Pico’s wine industry on a tour of its ancient vineyards or a stop at the Wine Museum, housed inside a 16th-century convent where Carmelite friars were once in the business of growing and crushing grapes and bottling wine. Shoshi Parks, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Aug. 2023 She was placed at the Carmelite Home in East Chicago for a month before they were moved to a foster home, charges state. Meredith Colias-Pete, Chicago Tribune, 29 June 2023 At the invitation of Archbishop Sebastian Messmer 109 years ago, the Discalced Carmelite Friars undertook parish ministry at St. Florian Parish in West Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Carmelite was in the 15th century

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“Carmelite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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