Meaning of “monastery” in the English Dictionary

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"monastery" in British English

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monasterynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɒn.ə.stri/ us /ˈmɑː.nə.ster.i/

a building in which monks live 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)