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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Monk  \Monk\,  n.  [AS.  munuc  munec  munc,  L.  monachus  Gr  ?,  fr 
  ?  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  3.  A  piece  of  tinder  made  of  agaric,  used  in  firing  the 
  powder  hose  or  train  of  a  mine. 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  South  American  monkey  ({Pithecia  monachus});  also 
  applied  to  other  species,  as  {Cebus  xanthocephalus}. 
  b  The  European  bullfinch. 
  {Monk  bat}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  South  American  and  West  Indian  bat 
  ({Molossus  nasutus});  --  so  called  because  the  males  live 
  in  communities  by  themselves. 
  {Monk  bird}(Zo["o]l.),  the  friar  bird. 
  {Monk  seal}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}). 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Patience  \Pa"tience\,  n.  [F.  patience,  fr  L.  patientia  See 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  patient;  the  power  of 
  suffering  with  fortitude;  uncomplaining  endurance  of  evils 
  or  wrongs,  as  toil,  pain,  poverty,  insult,  oppression, 
  calamity,  etc 
  Strenthened  with  all  might  .  .  .  unto  all  patience 
  and  long-suffering.  --Col.  i.  11. 
  I  must  have  patience  to  endure  the  load.  --Shak. 
  Who  hath  learned  lowliness  From  his  Lord's  cradle, 
  patience  from  his  cross.  --Keble. 
  2.  The  act  or  power  of  calmly  or  contentedly  waiting  for 
  something  due  or  hoped  for  forbearance. 
  Have  patience  with  me  and  I  will  pay  thee  all 
  --Matt.  xviii. 
  3.  Constancy  in  labor  or  application;  perseverance. 
  He  learned  with  patience,  and  with  meekness  taught. 
  4.  Sufferance;  permission.  [Obs.]  --Hooker. 
  They  stay  upon  your  patience.  --Shak. 
  5.  (Bot.)  A  kind  of  dock  ({Rumex  Patientia}),  less  common  in 
  America  than  in  Europe;  monk's  rhubarb. 
  6.  (Card  Playing)  Solitaire. 
  Syn:  {Patience},  {Resignation}. 
  Usage:  Patience  implies  the  quietness  or  self-possession  of 
  one's  own  spirit  under  sufferings,  provocations,  etc.; 
  resignation  implies  submission  to  the  will  of  another. 
  The  Stoic  may  have  patience;  the  Christian  should  have 
  both  patience  and  resignation. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  good-natured  tolerance  of  delay  or  incompetence  [syn:  {forbearance}, 
  {longanimity}]  [ant:  {impatience}] 
  2:  a  card  game  played  by  one  person  [syn:  {solitaire}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PATIENCE,  n.  A  minor  form  of  despair,  disguised  as  a  virtue. 

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