Definition of monastery
: a house for persons under religious vows; especially : an establishment for monks
Examples of monastery in a Sentence
Gregory Mendel worked out his concepts of genetics by doing breeding experiments using pea plants in the monastery's garden.
Recent Examples of monastery from the Web
Gone is the Jewish quarter, the markets with their monasteries, and the lattice balconies and sculptured masonry of another Sunni silk road city.
The site was originally used as both a monastery and a convent.
On a mission to retrieve the tech CEO Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) from his retreat at a Tibetan monastery, Erlich gets waylaid at an opium den; a frustrated Gavin pays the proprietors to keep him busy there for five years.
Tranquil scenes from an Iowa monastery and a national park give way jarringly to the metallic din in a subway station and the deafening clamor of a restaurant.
Trump is a risk to its business (CNN Money) SoftBank to buy robotics businesses from Alphabet Inc. (Reuters) The Monk Who Left the Monastery to Fix Broken Retirement Plans (N.Y.T.) Trump’s jobs plan could make your beer more expensive (N.Y..P)
For Samia Morkous and her family, the trip to a Coptic Christian monastery was meant as a pilgrimage of gratitude for her husband’s recovery from lung surgery.
Another option is to significantly step up security outside churches and roads leading to monasteries, which are mostly remote and deep in the desert.
Behind him, perched on the hillside, was the former Dominican monastery where G7 leaders had just finishing haranguing him to abandon his campaign promises to withdraw from a major climate agreement.
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MONASTERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monastery for English Language Learners
: a place where monks live and work together
MONASTERY Defined for Kids
Definition of monastery for Students
: a place where a community of monks lives and works
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