noun, plural mon·as·ter·ies.
Origin of monastery
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
British Dictionary definitions for monastery
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for monastery
Word Origin and History for monastery
c.1400, from Old French monastere "monastery" (14c.) and directly from Late Latin monasterium, from Ecclesiastical Greek monasterion "a monastery," from monazein "to live alone," from monos "alone" (see mono-). With suffix -terion "place for (doing something)." Originally applied to houses of any religious order, male or female.