from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a contemplative order founded during the 11th century by Saint Bruno.
- adj. Of or relating to the Carthusian order.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a Christian contemplative order of monks founded by Bruno of Cologne (St Bruno) in 1084.
- n. A pupil of Charterhouse School (founded in a Carthusian monastery)
- adj. Of, or relating to this order.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of an exceeding austere religious order, founded at Chartreuse in France by St. Bruno, in the year 1086.
- adj. Pertaining to the Carthusian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a contemplative order of monks founded in 1086 by St. Bruno in the Grande Chartreuse, a wild mountain group in the diocese of Grenoble in France.
- n. A scholar of the Charterhouse in London. See Charterhouse.
- Pertaining to the order of monks above named.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the Carthusian order
- n. a member of the Carthusian order
Medieval Latin Carthusiānus, from Cartusius.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French Chartreuse, chartreux, from the mountains where the order was founded. (Wiktionary)