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Meaning of NUN

Pronunciation:  nun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  2. [n]  a buoy resembling a cone
  3. [n]  a woman religious
 

NUN is a 3 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: conical buoy, nun buoy
 
 See Also: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, alphabetic character, Aramaic alphabet, buoy, Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, letter, letter of the alphabet, Mother Teresa, Mother Theresa, religious, Sister, Teresa, Theresa

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nun\, n. [OE. nunne, AS. nunne, fr. L. nonna nun, nonnus
monk; cf. Gr. ?, ?; of unknown origin. Cf. {Nunnery}.]
1. A woman devoted to a religious life, who lives in a
   convent, under the three vows of poverty, chastity, and
   obedience.

         They holy time is quiet as a nun Breathless with
         adoration.                            --Wordsworth.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A white variety of domestic pigeons having a veil of
       feathers covering the head.
   (b) The smew.
   (c) The European blue titmouse.

{Gray nuns} (R. C. Ch.), the members of a religious order
   established in Montreal in 1745, whence branches were
   introduced into the United States in 1853; -- so called
   from the color or their robe, and known in religion as
   {Sisters of Charity of Montreal}.

{Nun buoy}. See under {Buoy}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing nuns in your dream means purity, chastity and obedience. It also indicates that you need to live up to the vows and promises you have made. It also foretells that material fortune and gain will interfere with your spirituality. Consider also the pun of being "none" or "nothing". For a woman to dream that she is a nun means her unhappiness of her current situation and environment. Seeing a dead nun in your dream indicates poverty and despair over the unfaithfulness of loved ones.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Beyond the fact that he was the father of Joshua nothing more is known of him (Ex. 33:11).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbess, canoness, celibataire, celibate, clergywoman, conventual, lady superior, misogamist, misogynist, monastic, monk, mother superior, novice, postulant, priest, prioress, religieuse, secular canoness, single, sister, superioress, the reverend mother, unmarried
 

 

 

 

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