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Meaning of “monastery” in the English Dictionary

"monastery" in British English

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monasterynoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɒn.ə.stri/  us   /ˈmɑː.nə.ster.i/
a ​building in which monkslive and ​worship
(Definition of monastery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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monasterynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑn·əˌster·i/
a ​building or ​group of ​buildings in which ​monks (= ​religious men)live and ​worship
(Definition of monastery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monastery”
in Korean 수도원…
in Arabic دَيْر…
in Malaysian biara…
in French monastère…
in Russian монастырь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修道院, 寺院, 隱修院…
in Italian monastero…
in Turkish manastır…
in Polish klasztor…
in Spanish monasterio…
in Vietnamese tu viện…
in Portuguese mosteiro…
in Thai วัด…
in German das Kloster…
in Catalan monestir…
in Japanese (男性の)修道院…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修道院, 寺院…
in Indonesian biara…
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