- The definition of a monk is man in a religious order who lives a life of poverty, chastity and obedience.
An example of a monk is a Buddhist man living with other Buddhists and following strict life rules.
Origin: Middle English munec from Old English munuc from Ecclesiastical Late Latin monachus from Ecclesiastical Late Greek monachos from Gr, one who lives alone from monos, alone: see mono-
- Monk, George 1st Duke of Albemarle 1608-70; Eng. general & politician
- Monk, Thelonious (Sphere) 1920-82; U.S. jazz pianist & composer
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Origin: Middle English munk, from Old English munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Late Greek monakhos, from Greek, single, from monos; see men-4 in Indo-European roots.
, (James) Arthur Known as “Art.” Born 1957.
, Thelonious Sphere 1917-1982.