What is another word for friar?

Pronunciation: [fɹˈa͡ɪ͡ə] (IPA)

Friar is a term that refers to a member of a religious order that lives a monastic lifestyle. There are several synonyms for the word friar, including monk, brother, religious, clergyman, and holy man. These terms are often used interchangeably depending on the context in which they are being used. Monks live in a monastery, while friars live in a religious community, but both have taken vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Brothers are those who belong to religious orders but are not ordained priests, while religious and clergyman are more generic terms for someone who follows a particular religion or is involved in religious life.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
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What are the hypernyms for Friar?

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What are the hyponyms for Friar?

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Usage examples for Friar

The black friar knelt beside the dying one, and drawing an ivory crucifix from his habit held it to Mendoza's face.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker
There were some among them wearing character dresses: one representing the bold outlaw Robin Hood; another his trusty lieutenant, Little John; a third the jolly friar Tuck, and so forth.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid
Some of these made answer with spirit-especially Little John and the Jolly friar, who chanced to be fellows of a witty turn; and who in their own rude fashion gave back to the two intruders full value for what they received.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Friar

  • Pax vobiscum will answer all queries. If you go or come, eat or drink, bless or ban, Pax vobiscum carries you through it all. It is as useful to a friar as a broom-stick to a witch, or a wand to a conjuror.
    Walter Scott
  • February 17 marks a peculiarly Roman holiday whose ritual centers on the bronze statue of a hooded friar.he is a man condemned to die by burning at the stake; he has every reason to be melancholy.To Bruno, from the generation he foresaw, here, where the pyre burned.
    Giordano Bruno

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