Synonyms for convent

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kon-vent, -vuhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɒn vɛnt, -vənt

Définition of convent

Origin :
  • c.1200, covent, cuvent, from Anglo-French covent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventus "assembly," used in Medieval Latin for "religious house," originally past participle of convenire "come together" (see convene). Not exclusively feminine until 18c. The form with restored Latin -n- emerged early 15c. The Middle English form remains in London's Covent Garden district (notorious late 18c. for brothels), so called because it had been the garden of a defunct monastery.
  • COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. A bawd.COVENT GARDEN AGUE. The venereal diſeaſe.["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]
  • noun nunnery
Example sentences :
  • "Grandma Loekermann did it at the convent, ages ago," she told him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Either you will marry this gentleman or you will go into a convent.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • No, brother; I will put her in a convent, since she has rebelled against me.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • The last scene of the second act is in the gardens of the Convent of Virgins of the Sun.
  • Extract from : « Apu Ollantay » by Anonymous
  • The manufactories, one and all, are inaccessible as the interior of a Carmelite convent.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Esm O'Brien is in a convent school not thirty miles from there.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • She has fled to the convent to be true to Fonseca; she must fly from the convent to bless the prince.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Doctor Macgowan had often wished that he could have all his nurses from the convent.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • I will get Sister Catharine from the convent to come and take my place at once.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • But she would not be shut up in a convent—no, not by fifty aunts and a hundred step-fathers!
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit

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