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Brother vs. Monk

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Brothernoun

Son of the same parents as another person.

Monknoun

A male member of a monastic order who has devoted his life for religious service.

Brothernoun

A male having at least one parent in common with another (see half-brother, stepbrother).

Monknoun

in earlier usage, an eremite or hermit devoted to solitude, as opposed to a cenobite, who lived communally.

Brothernoun

A male fellow member of a religious community, church, trades union etc.

‘Thank you, brother.’; ‘I would like to thank the brother who just spoke.’;

Monknoun

(slang) A male who leads an isolated life; a loner, a hermit.

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Brothernoun

(African American Vernacular English) A black male.

Monknoun

(slang) An unmarried man who does not have sexual relationships.

Brothernoun

Somebody, usually male, connected by a common cause or situation.

Monknoun

(slang) A judge.

Brothernoun

Someone who is a peer, whether male or female.

Monknoun

(printing) A blotch or spot of ink on a printed page, caused by the ink not being properly distributed; distinguished from a friar, or white spot caused by a deficiency of ink.

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Brotherverb

(transitive) To treat as a brother.

Monknoun

A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.

Brotherinterjection

Expressing exasperation.

‘We're being forced to work overtime? Oh, brother!’;

Monknoun

A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthosternos.

Brothernoun

A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.

‘Two of us in the churchyard lie,My sister and my brother.’;

Monknoun

The bullfinch, common bullfinch, European bullfinch, or Eurasian bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula).

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Brothernoun

One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; - used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.

‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers,For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my brother.’;

Monknoun

The monkfish.

Brothernoun

One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.

‘He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.’; ‘That April mornOf this the very brother.’; ‘For of whom such massacreMake they but of their brethren, men of men?’;

Monknoun

(historical) A fuse for firing mines.

Brotherverb

To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.

Monkverb

To be a monk.

Brothernoun

a male with the same parents as someone else;

‘my brother still lives with our parents’;

Monkverb

To act like a monk; especially to be contemplative.

Brothernoun

a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group);

‘none of his brothers would betray him’;

Monkverb

To monkey or meddle; to behave in a manner that is not systematic.

Brothernoun

a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

Monkverb

To be intoxicated or confused.

Brothernoun

used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement;

‘Greetings, comrade!’;

Monkverb

To be attached in a way that sticks out.

Brothernoun

(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address;

‘a Benedictine Brother’;

Monknoun

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.

‘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.’;

Brother

A brother is a man or boy who shares one or more parents with another. The female counterpart is a sister.

Monknoun

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.

Monknoun

A piece of tinder made of agaric, used in firing the powder hose or train of a mine.

Monknoun

A South American monkey (Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus.

Monknoun

a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

Monknoun

United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)

Monk

A monk (, from Greek: μοναχός, monachos, via Latin monachus) is a person who practices religious asceticism by monastic living, either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be a person who decides to dedicate his life to serving all other living beings, or to be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live his or her life in prayer and contemplation.

‘single, solitary’;

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