Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “monastery”


noun [C] uk   /ˈmɒn.ə.stri/ us    /ˈmɑː.nə.ster.i/
a building in which monks live and worship Monks and nunsReligious buildings and places
(Definition of monastery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of monastery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “monastery” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


(done by) moving the arm below shoulder level

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More