1. monastery

noun. ['ˈmɑːnəˌstɛri'] the residence of a religious community.


  • cell
  • scriptorium
  • cloister
  • lamasery
  • minster
  • charterhouse
  • religious residence
  • cubicle
  • friary


  • electrolytic cell


  • monasterium (Latin)
  • μοναστήριον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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How do you spell monastery? Is it monastry ?

A common misspelling of monastery is monastry

Example sentences of the word monastery

1. Noun, singular or mass
Rongbuk Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on the north face of Mount Everest.

Quotes containing the word monastery

1. Fatigue can make it hard to have faith. Too much busyness can make it hard to have faith. Too much of too little solitude can impact faith. For that matter, so can a bout of hunger or overwork, anything carried to an extreme. Faith thrives on routine. Look at any monastery and you will see that. Faith keeps on keeping on.
- Julia Cameron, Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance