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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
References in classic literature ?
He wishes her to go into a convent, but she won't hear of it, and after a touching appeal, is about to faint when Roderigo dashes in and demands her hand.
It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns.
I went to a convent, and there I learned music, French and embroidery, and what not; and when I was fourteen, I came out to my father's funeral.
The gorge under our feet--called Allerheiligen--afforded room in the grassy level at its head for a cozy and delightful human nest, shut away from the world and its botherations, and consequently the monks of the old times had not failed to spy it out; and here were the brown and comely ruins of their church and convent to prove that priests had as fine an instinct seven hundred years ago in ferreting out the choicest nooks and corners in a land as priests have today.
I almost wish we were Papists, and I had a convent to put her in to-morrow.
Hence Monseigneur had taken his sister from a convent, while there was yet time to ward off the impending veil, the cheapest garment she could wear, and had bestowed her as a prize upon a very rich Farmer-General, poor in family.
In his seat he had nothing of the awkwardness of the convent, but displayed the easy and habitual grace of a well-trained horseman.
His eye fell on a large, purple satin coverlet heavily embroidered with gold, a splendid piece of late seventeenth-century Venetian work that his grandfather had found in a convent near Bologna.
In his convent there is a black cat which has a tiny white tip to its tail.
I am a nun from the Spinning Convent,[10] and my mother when she died left me this apple.
We arrived at Goa in some vessels bound for Camberia: here we lost a good old Abyssin convert, a man much valued in his order, and who was actually prior of his convent when he left Abyssinia, choosing rather to forsake all for religion than to leave the way of salvation, which God had so mercifully favoured him with the knowledge of.
At length he resolved to conduct her to a convent of which a sister of his was prioress; Camilla agreed to this, and with the speed which the circumstances demanded, Lothario took her to the convent and left her there, and then himself quitted the city without letting anyone know of his departure.