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Definition 1: a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for monk in the sense of this definition

(monk is a kind of ...) a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

(... is a kind of monk ) (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address

"a Benedictine Brother"

(... is a kind of monk ) a member of the Carthusian order

(... is a kind of monk ) member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence

(... is an instance of monk) English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)

(... is an instance of monk) Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)

(... is an instance of monk) Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)

(... is an instance of monk) a British or Irish monk who denied the doctrines of original sin and predestination and defended human goodness and free will; his views were declared heretical by the Council of Ephesus in 431 (circa 360-418)

Definition 2: United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for monk in the sense of this definition

(monk is an instance of ...) a musician who plays or composes jazz music

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