White friar
White friar White" fri`ar (Eccl.) A mendicant monk of the Carmelite order, so called from the white cloaks worn by the order. See {Carmelite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • White Friar — n. a Carmelite friar: so called from the white cloak that is worn …   English World dictionary

  • White Friar — White′ Fri′ar n. rel a Carmelite friar • Etymology: 1375–1425; from the order s white cloak …   From formal English to slang

  • White Friar — noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers • Syn: ↑Carmelite • Derivationally related forms: ↑Carmelite (for: ↑Carmelite) • Hypernyms: ↑friar, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • White Friar — a Carmelite friar: so called from the distinctive white cloak worn by the order. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • White Friar — /ˈwaɪt fraɪə/ (say wuyt fruyuh) noun a Carmelite friar, so called because of the white cloak worn …   Australian English dictionary

  • white friar — noun Usage: often capitalized W&F Etymology: from his white habit Date: 15th century Carmelite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • friar — n 1. mendicant, monk, monastic, almsman, beggar, brother; father, padre, priest; prior, abbot, abbé 2.Franciscan, Gray Friar; Dominican, Black Friar; Carmelite, White Friar; Augustinian, Austin Friar …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • White — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 resembling a surface reflecting sunlight without absorbing any of the visible rays; of the colour of milk or fresh snow. 2 approaching such a colour; pale esp. in the face (turned as white as a sheet). 3 less dark than other …   Useful english dictionary

  • white — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 resembling a surface reflecting sunlight without absorbing any of the visible rays; of the colour of milk or fresh snow. 2 approaching such a colour; pale esp. in the face (turned as white as a sheet). 3 less dark than other …   Useful english dictionary

  • white — /waɪt / (say wuyt) adjective (whiter, whitest) 1. of the colour of pure snow, reflecting all or nearly all the rays of sunlight (see def. 25 below). 2. light or comparatively light in colour. 3. lacking colour; transparent. 4. having a light… …   Australian English dictionary

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