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 for Monk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Monk \Monk\, n. [AS. munuc, munec, munc, L. monachus, Gr. ?, fr.
     mo`nos alone. Cf. Monachism.]
     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." --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the
        powder hose or train of a mine.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Zool.)
        (a) A South American monkey ({Pithecia monachus); also
            applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus.
        (b) The European bullfinch.
            [1913 Webster]
     Monk bat (Zool.), a South American and West Indian bat
        ({Molossus nasutus); -- so called because the males live
        in communities by themselves.
     Monk bird(Zool.), 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">patience ({Rumex Patientia).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "monk":
     Cape polecat, abbacomes, abbot, ape, ascetic, bar, beadsman, bear,
     brother, caloyer, cavy, celibataire, celibate, cenobite, chimp,
     chimpanzee, coenobite, conventual, conventual prior, coon, ferret,
     foumart, friar, glutton, grand prior, groundhog, guinea pig,
     hedgehog, hermit, hieromonach, lay abbot, lay brother, mendicant,
     misogamist, misogynist, monastic, monkey, mousehound, nun, opossum,
     palmer, pilgrim, pillar saint, pillarist, polecat, porcupine,
     possum, prairie dog, priest, prior, quill pig, raccoon, religieux,
     religious, single, skunk, stylite, unmarried, weasel, whistle-pig,
     wolverine, woodchuck, zoril

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