nun nun  /ˈnən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a woman religious
  2. (n) a buoy resembling a cone
  3. (n) the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Sister Agnes Mansour supervises Medicaid abortions She is one of Michigan's most respected Roman Catholic nuns.
  2. Katharine Johnson is considering becoming a nun, but isn't quite sure the religious life is for her.
  3. A former nun's new memoirs are the latest in a long series of accusations and scandals afflicting the Catholic Church in Kerala, India's most Christian state.

News

  1. Cloistered nun said to hold record of 86 years in monastery dies in Spain

    Cloistered nun said to hold record of 86 years in monastery dies in Spain
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Nun said to hold record of 86 years cloistered in monastery dies in Spain

    MADRID — A nun believed to hold the world record of 86 years cloistered in a monastery has died in Spain. Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said Wednesday that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Tibetan Nun Survives Self-Immolation

    The nun set fire to herself during a religious ceremony is still alive and in a hospital, according to reports from Tibetan advocacy groups and Radio Free Asia.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  1. "There was a nun who works at the jail for all the ladies, and she would come every day and we would pray," said Hilton.
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: Reuters Canada

  2. Cher said: "I didn't anticipate the dryness getting to my throat the way it does. So when I'm in Las Vegas, I have to kind of live like a nun and not talk during the day. It's so hard for me, I just really have to think about it and just not speak,...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Cher Source: MyParkMag

  3. Congressman Frank Wolf called it a "dark, dark moment" and recalled hearing Tibetans' past accounts of torture at the Drapchi prison in the Himalayan territory. "What would a Buddhist monk or Buddhist nun in Drapchi prison think when he heard...
    on Oct 4, 2009 By: Frank Wolf Source: AFP

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