Meaning of “monk” in the English Dictionary

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"monk" in British English

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monknoun [ C ]

uk /mʌŋk/ us /mʌŋk/

Examples from literature

  • In Thailand, Buddhist monks built a whole religious building from green and brown bottles. 

(Definition of “monk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"monk" in American English

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monknoun [ C ]

us /mʌŋk/

a man who is a member of a group of religious men who live a simple life apart from general society, usually in a monastery

(Definition of “monk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)