noun, plural mon·as·ter·ies.
Origin of monastery
Related formsmon·as·te·ri·al [mon-uh-steer-ee-uhl] /ˌmɒn əˈstɪər i əl/, adjective
Examples from the Web for monastery
A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.
In 2008, his monastery was in desperate need of funds and Vreeland decided to lend a hand with his first photography exhibition.
On Sunday Than Dar held the last of the funeral rites for her husband with a food donation ceremony at a monastery.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To many at the time—clerics in particular—attacking a monastery or church would have seemed irrational.How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation|William O’Connor|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These days the monastery and motels house people who had to leave Sloviansk.Ukraine Families Flee Into the Forest to Escape Brutal Fighting in Sloviansk|Yusuf Sayman|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I will now jot hastily down the points of contact between one of these monasteries described by Philo and a Buddhist monastery.The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity|Arthur Lillie
San Martino, the site of a suppressed Benedictine monastery, is the next spot of interest.The Mediterranean|T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
Run quickly and bring the priests of the monastery to me, that I may make to them such presents as God hath given to me.
The kindness of some monks supplied him with his first workshop, which was the vacant cell of a monastery.
They passed two years together at the monastery of Poss-Rhoss.Caucasian Legends|A. Goulbat