Black Friar

  1. a Dominican friar: so called from the distinctive black mantle worn by the order.

Origin of Black Friar

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

Words Nearby Black Friar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Black Friar in a sentence

  • Juan has seen a ghostly figure walking and next morning he is told it must be the Black Friar who haunts the house.

    The Best of Brit Lit | Peter Stothard | August 27, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The Black Friar knelt beside the dying one, and drawing an ivory crucifix from his habit held it to Mendoza's face.

    Melomaniacs | James Huneker
  • "It's sometimes called the Black Friar's well," continued Githa, still acting as guide.

  • A smile—which was sad, not mirthful—parted the grave lips of the Black Friar.

    For the Master's Sake | Emily Sarah Holt
  • Tokens are extant of a music-house, with the sign of the Black-friar, dated 1671.

  • The grim figure of a Black Friar was directing the harvest of a sea of golden-yellow wheat.

    The Victim | Thomas Dixon

British Dictionary definitions for Black Friar

Black Friar

  1. a Dominican friar

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