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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 ?
My Father was a native of Ireland and an inhabitant of Wales; my Mother was the natural Daughter of a Scotch Peer by an italian Opera-girl--I was born in Spain and received my Education at a Convent in France.
When it at last rose to the walls of the convent of the Great Saint Bernard, it was as if that weather- beaten structure were another Ark, and floated on the shadowy waves.
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.
He flew, then, rather than walked, toward the convent of the Carmes Dechausses, or rather Deschaux, as it was called at that period, a sort of building without a window, surrounded by barren fields--an accessory to the Preaux-Clercs, and which was generally employed as the place for the duels of men who had no time to lose.
We staid at this great convent all night, guests of the hospitable priests.
I entered through the convent gate: The abbot bade me welcome there, And in the court of silent dreams I lost the thread of worldly care.
I write by the same courier to our worthy friend Aramis in his convent.
I am a nun from the Spinning Convent,[10] and my mother when she died left me this apple.
The domes of the New Convent of the Virgin glittered brightly and its bells were ringing particularly clearly.
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 then returned: "You are not without sense, cousin Eliza; but what you have, I suppose, in another year will be walled up alive in a French convent.
In my youth, London, my lord, then, about 1635, I made a pleasure trip to Scotland; and lastly, in 1648, I lived for some time at Newcastle, particularly in the convent, the gardens of which are now occupied by your army.