Origin of nun1
OTHER WORDS FROM nunnunlike, adjective
Words nearby nun
Other definitions for nun (2 of 4)
Origin of nun2
Other definitions for nun (3 of 4)
Other definitions for nun (4 of 4)
How to use nun in a sentence
She fills the abbey’s coffers by managing its land more intelligently, ensuring that neither her nuns nor the inhabitants of the abbey’s satellite communities go hungry.Why Nun Stories Are About to Become Your Next Pop-Culture Obsession|Stephanie Zacharek|September 2, 2021|Time
The nearby monastery has a list of rules by which the nuns live, including a dedication to silence and prayer.Nontraditional lodging fills a need for pandemic travelers|Christopher Elliott|September 1, 2021|Washington Post
Friars and nuns “saw an opportunity to cook sugars at a controlled temperature over an open fire, and that’s how it started.”Learn to make cajeta, a Mexican confection with multilayered sweetness and history|Adriana Velez|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
Legend has it that in the 17th century, the nuns in the Santa Monica Convent in Old Goa came up with, in millennial-speak, a zero-waste idea.How I Tried (and Failed) And Tried Again to Master the Goan Bebinca Cake|Joanna Lobo|April 1, 2021|Eater
At autopsy, researchers discovered that some fraction of these nuns had Alzheimer’s disease, but nobody knew it when they were alive.Your Brain Makes You a Different Person Every Day - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Steve Paulson|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a nun of the Sacred Heart who rescues young girls from sexual slavery and rebel attacks in Uganda.Live from San Antonio: Women in the World Texas!|Women in the World|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The typical habit for a nun was a, “long-sleeved tunic, reaching the floor and no décolleté, showing,” Campagnol says.The Venetian Nuns Who Ditched Their Habits for High Fashion|Liza Foreman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Piazza talks to Sister Madonna Buder, the “Iron Nun,” who is the oldest person to ever finish an Ironman Triathlon.
These are the celebrities of the nun world, and here is their story.
Apparently, Ryan tried bragging about how he sleeps in a cot in his office—to a nun.
Looking through this hole, the king perceived an old man weeping, a man in mourning garb singing, and a nun or widow dancing.
Then through a hole in the door I saw an old man crying, a dancing nun, and a man in mourning singing.
Beauty was still hers, and the dress of grayish hue, nun-like in its simplicity, seemed more than royal robe.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
Nerto becomes a nun, but Don Rodrigue, with a band of ribald followers, succeeds in carrying her off with all the other nuns.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
Are you of those who think a husband should come to them as one whose youth has been the youth of cloistered nun?Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for nun (1 of 2)
Derived forms of nunnunlike, adjective
Word Origin for nun
British Dictionary definitions for nun (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for nun
A female member of a religious order, living in a convent, whose work is confined to the convent. The term is also applied broadly to other female members of religious orders (“sisters”) who often live outside their convents and work as teachers, nurses, social workers, or administrators.