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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 monk /ˈmʌŋk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Monk n.
 1. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty. “A monk out of his cloister.”
    Monks in some respects agree with regulars, as in the substantial vows of religion; but in other respects monks and regulars differ; for that regulars, vows excepted, are not tied up to so strict a rule of life as monks are.   --Ayliffe.
 2. Print. A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed. It is distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.
 3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.
 4. Zool. (a) A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus. (b) The European bullfinch.
 Monk bat Zool., a South American and West Indian bat (Molossus nasutus); -- so called because the males live in communities by themselves.
 Monk birdZool., the friar bird.
 Monk seal Zool., a species of seal (Monachus albiventer) inhabiting the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the adjacent parts of the Atlantic.
 Monk's rhubarb Bot., a kind of dock; -- also called patience (Rumex Patientia).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself
           to contemplation and prayer and work [syn: monastic]
      2: United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of
         the bebop style (1917-1982) [syn: Thelonious Monk, Thelonious
         Sphere Monk]