A community of people, esp. monks or nuns, living under religious vows
The place of residence occupied by such people
the residence of a religious community
Monastery (plural: monasteries) denotes the building, or complex of buildings, that houses a room reserved for prayer (e.g. an oratory) as well as the domestic quarters and workplace(s) of monastics, whether monks or nuns, and whether living in community or alone (hermits).
The Monastery: a Romance (1820) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Along with The Abbot, it is one of Scott's Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Elizabethan period.
The Monastery was a documentary television series made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Two which aired in the UK in May 2005. ...
The Monastery is a historic stone house in Fairmount Park, Kitchen's Lane at Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Monastery is a reality television series originally made in the United Kingdom in 2005. The format involves a number of individuals, who are not necessarily religious, spending a period of time in a place of religious retreat. ...
(Monasteries) Downside, Mount St. Bernard's (Leicestershire).
Certain cheeses are linked historically in that they were originally developed by monks. They are known as monastery cheeses although they range in flavour and aroma considerably.
The dwelling place and the community thereof, of monks or nuns living together in a communal life (cenobites) in a convent, and practicing the rules of prayer and vows. The members of some monasteries live alone in solitude (anchorites).
(La.) - The place of residence occupied by people living under religious vows. In medieval times, monasteries, in addition to sheltering a community of monks or nuns, have also served as short-term resting places for travellers, and especially pilgrims. ...
A monastery is the home of a community of vowed men or women religious who live according to the monastic tradition of the Church.
An autonomous community house of a religious order, which may or may not be a monastic order. The term is used more specifically to refer to a community house of men or women religious in which they lead a contemplative life separate from the world.
A residence for religious. A monastery is usually a large house* where many religious live. It may be dedicated to some special purpose such as formation, retirement, or retreat work. The area where the religious live is often designed as a Cloister.*
the dwelling place of a community of, for example, monks or nuns who are dedicating their existence to Buddhism.
(n.) a jocular name for the all-male section of Barrows dormitory, located on the northern wing of the ground floor, or (perhaps more generally) in other dormitories, such as Dascomb Hall, in which certain sections are set aside for male students only; cf. "nunnery"
A building where an intentional religious community lives according to a lifestyle which often includes vows, religious exercises, contemplation, meditation, and prayer.
a Christian institute where monks or cloistered nuns live in a community.
an establishment for those under religious vows. The seat of government for the Tibetan state.
a religious establishment housing a community of people living in accordance with religious vows.
Place where Monks or Nuns live a religious life in seclusion from secular society. Apart from their religious role, some medieval monasteries became centres of learning and industry. ...
A place where contemplative Religious live together.
The all–girls top floor of Stuart Hall.
a community of persons -- monks or nuns -- living a life of prayer, secluded from the mundane world. from the Greek word meaning "live alone"