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Definition of monk:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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.

Synonyms:

eremite, Thelonious Sphere Monk, solitary, Jesuit, Vincentian, Carthusian, anchorite, recluse, cenobite, Augustinian, religious, Capuchin, Cistercian, Bernardine, Trappist, monastic, Thelonious Monk, Carmelite, Templar, Franciscan, Dominican.

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