Definition of lamasery in US English:



  • A monastery of lamas.

    • ‘T Lobsang Rampa's account of how he grew up in a lamasery was proved to be a fraud when the Daily Mail discovered that ‘Rampa’ was the son of a Devon plumber, whose real name was Cyril Henry Hoskins.’
    • ‘Before we could spend any more time on this somewhat incongruous image of himsa in the lamasery, a lama arrived, waving the keys.’
    • ‘There are several lamaseries in and around Kangding.’