friarnoun [ C ]uk /fraɪər/ us /fraɪr/
Examples from literature
- Although these are, as a rule, spacious buildings and were formerly inhabited well-nigh exclusively by friars, they can not properly be called monasteries.
- Beside the decaying church stood a refectory far gone in ruin, that once had housed a dozen friars.
- On his saying that he wished to see the friar Roger, the priest was shown into a waiting room, where the monk soon joined them.
- The worthy friar took pity on him and gave him a clean white shirt of his own.
- Well, friar, spare your breath to cool your porridge.