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con·vent

 (kŏn′vənt, -vĕnt′)
n.
1. A community, especially of nuns, bound by vows to a religious life under a superior.
2. The building or buildings occupied by such a community.

[Middle English covent, from Old French, from Medieval Latin conventus, from Latin, assembly, from past participle of convenīre, to assemble; see convene.]

convent

(ˈkɒnvənt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a building inhabited by a religious community, usually of nuns
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the religious community inhabiting such a building
3. (Education) Also called: convent school a school in which the teachers are nuns
[C13: from Old French covent, from Latin conventus meeting, from convenīre to come together; see convene]

con•vent

(ˈkɒn vɛnt, -vənt)

n.
1. a community of people, esp. nuns, devoted to religious life under a superior.
2. the building or complex occupied by such a society.
3. Obs. assembly; meeting.
[1175–1225; < Middle English covent < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin conventus; Latin: assembly, coming together =conven(īre) (see convene) + -tus suffix of v. action]

Convent

 an association of religious persons secluded from the world; an assembly or meeting; a body of monks, friars, or nuns; a company of twelve (or with a Superior, thirteen); an assemblage or gathering of people.
Examples: convent of apostles, 1526; of courtiers, 1484; of friars, 1554; of merchants, 1534; of monks; of nuns; of veins and arteries, 1578; of warriors, 1383; of witches, 1652.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convent - a religious residence especially for nunsconvent - a religious residence especially for nuns
abbey - a convent ruled by an abbess
cubicle, cell - small room in which a monk or nun lives
nunnery - the convent of a community of nuns
cloister, religious residence - residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
2.convent - a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"

convent

noun nunnery, religious community, religious house She entered a Carmelite convent at the age of 21.
Quotations
"The convent, which belongs to the West as it does to the East, to antiquity as it does to the present time, to Buddhism and Muhammadanism as it does to Christianity, is one of the optical devices whereby man gains a glimpse of infinity" [Victor Hugo Les Misérables]
"I like convents, but I wish they would not admit anyone under the age of fifty" [Napoleon Bonaparte]
Translations
دَيْرُ الرَّاهِباتدَير لِلرّاهِبات
klášterkláštěr
kloster
nunnaluostari
samostan
klaustur
女子修道院
수녀원
mokykla prie vienuolyno
klosterissieviešu klosteris
samostan
kloster
สำนักแม่ชี
manastırrahibe manastırı
nhà tu kín

convent

[ˈkɒnvənt]
A. Nconvento m
B. CPD convent school Ncolegio m de monjas

convent

[ˈkɒnvənt] ncouvent m convent girlconvent girl ncouventine f

convent

n(Frauen)kloster nt; to enter a conventins Kloster gehen

convent

[ˈkɒnvnt] nconvento (di suore)

convent

(ˈkonvənt) , ((American) -vent) noun
a building in which nuns live.
convent school
one run by nuns.

convent

دَيْرُ الرَّاهِبات klášter kloster Kloster μοναστήρι convento nunnaluostari couvent samostan convento 女子修道院 수녀원 klooster nonnekloster klasztor convento монастырь kloster สำนักแม่ชี manastır nhà tu kín 女修道院
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