Meaning of monk


Pronunciation: (mungk), [key]
— n.
  1. (in Christianity) a man who has withdrawn from the world for religious reasons, esp. as a member of an order of cenobites living according to a particular rule and under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
  2. (in any religion) a man who is a member of a monastic order: a Buddhist monk.
  3. a dark area on a printed page caused by uneven inking of the plate or type. Cf.(def. 2).


Pronunciation: (mungk), [key]
— n.
  1. 1917–1982, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
  2. See
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