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Definition of Monk


  1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty.
  2. A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.
  3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.
  4. A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus.
  5. The European bullfinch.
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Monk Translations

monk in Afrikaans is monnik
monk in Dutch is monnik
monk in French is religieux, moine
monk in Italian is frate
monk in Latin is monachus
monk in Spanish is monje
monk in Swedish is munk