abbey Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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abbeynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæb.i/
a ​building where monks or nunslive or used to ​live. Some abbeys are now used as ​churches: Westminster Abbey
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(Definition of abbey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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abbeynoun [C]

 us   /ˈæb·i/
a ​building for monks (= ​religious men) or nuns (= ​religious women) to ​live in
(Definition of abbey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “abbey”
in Korean 사원…
in Arabic دَيْر…
in Malaysian gereja, Gereja Westminster…
in French abbaye…
in Russian монастырь, аббатство…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大修道院, 大寺院, 大教堂…
in Italian abbazia…
in Turkish manastır…
in Polish opactwo…
in Spanish abadía…
in Vietnamese tu viện…
in Portuguese abadia…
in Thai สำนักสงฆ์, วิหาร…
in German die Abtei, Abtei(kirche)…
in Catalan abadia…
in Japanese 大修道院, 大寺院…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大修道院, 大寺院, 大教堂…
in Indonesian biara, gereja…
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