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Definition of the noun cenobite

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noun - plural: cenobites

  1. a member of a religious order living in common
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of cenobite: coenobite
    • antonym of cenobite: eremite
    • more generic word: religious = a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

Alternative definition of the noun cenobite


  1. A new or recent member of a Greek monastic religious order; a caloyer
  2. A monk who lives in a religious community, rather than in solitude


Cenobite: The Cenobites are extradimensional beings who appear in the works of Clive Barker, including the novella The Hellbound Heart and the nine Hellraiser films. They are also mentioned, in passing, in the novel Weaveworld, in which they are referred to as “The Surgeons.

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Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Within the film series the Cenobites are portrayed principally as Pinhead's minions, such as the eyeless Chatterer—reminiscent of H.R. Giger's designs for Ridley Scott's Alien (1979)—bloated Butterball, and otherworldly Female Cenobite, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

CENOBITE. See. COENOBITE. CENOTAPH,. in. antiquity,. an. empty. tomb,. erect -. ed by way of honour to the deceased. It is distinguish- Cenotaph ed from a sepulchre, in which a coffin was deposited. ll Of these there were two sorts ; one for ...

Google previewA Common-school Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory, Pronouncing, and Synonymous (1868)

With an Appendix Containing Various Useful Tables by William Greenleaf Webster, William Adolphus Wheeler

CENOBITE. Ca-the'dral. n. The principal church in a diocese. □Cath'e-ter, «. An instrument to draw urine from thu bladder. □Gath/o-lic, a. Universal ; liberal ; pertaining to Jill Christians ; pertaining to the Church of Rome. — n. A member of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language. To which are added, a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, and a concise Classical Dictionary (1847)

by Robert SULLIVAN (LL.D.)

Biography, biographer, biographical, amphibious, autobiography, cenobite, &c. BoråNE, an herb. Botany, botanical, botanic, botanist, &c. CHARACTER, a mark, an impression. Character, characteristic, &c. Chartis (cHARItos), love, grace, ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary (1872)

Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological; with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c by James Donald (F.R.G.S.)

CENOBITE, scn'c-blt, n.

Google previewEnglish etymology; or, A derivative dictionary of the English language (1783)

by George William Lemon

CENOBITE, commonly written cenobite, " Kowo-fitos,. cœnobium •, this word," ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

cenobite /ˈsiːnəbʌɪt/ ( also coenobite) 7noun a memV- ber of a monastic community. – derivatives cenobitic /-ˈbɪtɪk/ adjective. – origin late Middle English: from Old French cenobite or ...

Google previewBob's Dictionary of Big Words (2016)

by Robert Sungenis

cenobite, n. a member of a religious group living in a monastery or convent. Latin: coenobita or coenobium: convent; Greek: koinobion from koinos: common + bios: life. cenogenesis, n. the ...

Google previewThe Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

by Random House, Stephen Elliott

см niac, Templar 8 Capuchin, cenobite, minister, Trappist 9 Camreiite, Dominican 10 Carthusian. Cistercian, Franciscan 11 Augustinim, Benedictite 14 mother str perior Member ot the Wedding, ...

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Cenobite Meaning

Video shows what cenobite means. A new or recent member of a Greek monastic religious order; a caloyer. A monk who lives in a religious community, rather ...

Scrabble value of C3E1N1O1B3I1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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