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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convent(noun)

    a religious residence especially for nuns

  2. convent(noun)

    a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together


  1. convent(Noun)

    A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows.

  2. convent(Noun)

    The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives.

  3. convent(Noun)

    A gathering of people lasting several days which come from different regions of a country or even the world for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.

  4. Origin: conventus, perfect participle of the verb convenio, see con-, venio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convent(verb)

    a coming together; a meeting

  2. Convent(verb)

    an association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns

  3. Convent(verb)

    a house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery

  4. Convent(verb)

    to meet together; to concur

  5. Convent(verb)

    to be convenient; to serve

  6. Convent(verb)

    to call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene

  7. Origin: [L. conventus, p. p. of convenire. See Convene, v. i.]


  1. Convent

    A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns, or the building used by the community, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion. The terms "convent" or "nunnery" almost invariably refers to a community of women in modern English usage, ed for men; but in historical usage they are often interchangeable. Technically, a "monastery" or "nunnery" is a community of monastics, whereas a "convent" is a community of mendicants, and a "canonry" a community of canons regular. The terms "abbey" and "priory" can be applied to both monasteries and canonries and distinguish those headed by an Abbot from the lesser dependent houses headed by a Prior.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convent

    kon′vent, n. an association of persons secluded from the world and devoted to a religious life: the house in which they live, a monastery or nunnery.—adj. Convent′ual, belonging to a convent.—n. a monk or nun; a member of one of the two divisions of the Franciscans, following a mitigated rule—the other being the Observants. [Through Fr. from L. convent-um, convenīre, to come together.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of convent in a Sentence

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion.

  2. Amnesty International:

    When I look back at that visit and see now how it has been remembered, I think about myself at age 13. I was going to Catholic school, I was an altar boy, the youth group I went to took place in a convent. Everything I did, my whole life, the Church was at the center of it, and I think about how Pope John Paul II said Pope John Paul II loved me -- well, Pope John Paul II didn't.

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