Meaning of “convent” in the English Dictionary


"convent" in English

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conventnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒn.vənt/ us /ˈkɑːn.vənt/

Examples from literature

  • A little farther along, the window of the convent seemed to be ablaze with light. 
  • I had been brought up in a convent, but a convent is not a nursery. 
  • The kindness of my friends has secured me a retreat in the convent of the Scottish Benedictine nuns in Paris. 
  • When she was thirteen, her father himself took her to town to place her in the convent. 


(Definition of “convent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"convent" in American English

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conventnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑn·vent, -vənt/

a building or group of buildings in which nuns (= religious women) live or worship

(Definition of “convent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)