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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.

Monk Quotations

Creativity itself doesn't care at all about results - the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.
Elizabeth Gilbert

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

I think any spiritual experience that's worthwhile is not about ego and it will humble you in some way. And also, a Zen monk once said to me, 'If you're not laughing, then you're not getting it.'
David O. Russell

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
John Keats

I thought I would try to be gay for a while, but I'm just more sexually attracted to women. But I'm really glad that I found a few gay friends, because it totally saved me from becoming a monk or something.
Kurt Cobain
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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
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