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

 nun /ˈnʌn/
 修女,尼姑

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 nun n.
 1. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
 They holy time is quiet as a nun
 Breathless with adoration.   --Wordsworth.
 2. Zool. (a) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of feathers covering the head. (b) The smew. (c) The European blue titmouse.
 Gray nuns R. C. Ch., the members of a religious order established in Montreal in 1745, whence branches were introduced into the United States in 1853; -- so called from the color or their robe, and known in religion as Sisters of Charity of Montreal.
 Nun buoy. See under Buoy.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 nun
      n 1: a woman religious
      2: a buoy resembling a cone [syn: conical buoy, nun buoy]
      3: the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Nun
    Beyond the fact that he was the father of Joshua nothing more is
    known of him (Ex. 33:11).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Nun, same as Non