1. [ noun ] (religion) a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
Synonyms: monastic
Related terms: religious Benedict Trappist Mendel bacon carthusian Brother
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2340
3. [ noun ] (music,performing arts) United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
Synonyms: thelonious_sphere_monk thelonious_monk
Related terms: jazz_musician
Similar spelling:   Monks