Definition of Trappist

1. Noun. Member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence.

Exact synonyms: Cistercian
Generic synonyms: Monastic, Monk



Definition of Trappist

1. n. A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rancé in 1660 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. Extreme austerity characterizes their discipline. They were introduced permanently into the United States in 1848, and have monasteries in Iowa and Kentucky.

Definition of Trappist

1. Noun. A monk of the order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (a branch of the Cistercians Roman Catholic religious brotherhood that use a particularly strict interpretation of the Rule of St Benedict). ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to this monastic order. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Trappist

1. A monk belonging to a branch of the Cistercian Order, which was established by Armand de Rance in 1660 at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. Extreme austerity characterises their discipline. They were introduced permanently into the United States in 1848, and have monasteries in Iowa and Kentucky. Origin: F. Trappiste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Trappist Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Trappist Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trappist

trapnested
trapnesting
trapnests
trapoxin
trappable
trappean
trapped
trapped-particle instability
trapper
trapper's tea
trappers
trappier
trappiest
trapping
trappings
trappist (current term)
trappose
trappous
trappures
trappy
traprock
traprocks
traps
traps case
trapset
trapshooter
trapshooters
trapshooting
trapshootings
trapstick

Literary usage of Trappist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"CHAPTER LV Latin and cookery—Shepherds—The Manchu's new creed and cooking utensils—Salad, honey, and jujubes—Wild animals— The trappist and the leopard—A ..."

2. A British Officer in the Balkans: The Account of a Journey Through Dalmatia by Percy Edward Henderson (1909)
"... Banjaluka—Resemblance to up-country Indian station — Hotels — trappist monastery — Fly - fishing — The trappist brothers—trappist cheese and ale—Origin ..."

3. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1898)
"A Visit to the trappist Monks at Ok<i (English Illustrated Magazine for September), is a concise but interesting description of the monastic life in a ..."

4. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1884)
"... formerly a trappist monastery, presented by the government to Count von der Kecke in 1819, and fitted up Ъу him for its present purpose. ..."

5. History of Europe: 1815-1852 by Archibald Alison (1864)
"The trappist, after sustaining several gallant actions, was driven back into that town ... The trappist made a gallant and protracted defence ; but after a ..."

6. Sketches of the Life, Times and Character of the Rt. Rev. Benedict Joseph by Martin John Spalding (1852)
"... a Foreign Tour—Returns to Baltimore—'College duties—Attends convicts—Distress about friends—-The higher ways of perfection— Wishes to become a trappist. ..."

7. Anecdotes and Examples Illustrating the Catholic Catechism by Francis Spirago (1904)
"THE BARON TURNED trappist We should endeavor to atone for sin during our lifetime. At the time of the Napoleonic wars, Baron von Geramb was arrested by the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Trappist

Search for Trappist on Dictionary.com!Search for Trappist on Thesaurus.com!Search for Trappist on Google!Search for Trappist on Wikipedia!

Search