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monism the philosophy that reality consists of a single or unified basic substance, principle, or element. (Cf. dualism, pluralism.) [2 definitions]
monition a warning or caution. [2 definitions]
monitor a device for observing or recording continuous data about the function, operation, or condition of something, esp. a device that gives warning of an abnormal or potentially dangerous condition. [11 definitions]
monitor lizard see monitor.
monitory serving to warn, caution, or admonish. [2 definitions]
monk a man who has joined a religious order, having taken a vow to be sequestered from the world for a life of austerity and chastity.
monkey a small, furry, intelligent mammal that is one of the primates but is distinguished from humans, apes, and lemurs. Most types of monkeys have tails. [3 definitions]
monkey around (informal) to behave in a playful but purposeless or irresponsible way.
monkey bars any of numerous arrangements of horizontal and vertical bars, used as playground equipment for children to climb on, swing from, and the like; jungle gym.
monkey business (informal) mischievous, frivolous, or foolish behavior. [2 definitions]
monkey on one's back (slang) a difficult burden, such as a drug addiction.
monkeyshine (informal; usu. pl.) a playful, teasing, or mischievous prank or trick.
monkey wrench a wrench with one movable jaw that can be adjusted with a screw to fit nuts of various sizes.
monk's cloth a heavy cotton fabric in a basket weave, used esp. for bedspreads and curtains.
monkshood any of a group of ornamental plants bearing flowers with large sepals joined in a hood over the petals.
mono1 (informal) mononucleosis.
mono2 of or pertaining to a monophonic sound system; monaural.
mono- one; alone.
monobasic of or designating an acid molecule containing one hydrogen atom that is replaceable by a metal or positive radical.
monocarpic of plants, bearing fruit only once, and then dying.
Monoceros a spring constellation in the northern sky, located near Canis Minor and Canis Major.