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I once stole a book. It was really just the once, and at the time I called it borrowing. It was 1970, and the book, I could see by its lack of date stamps, had been lying unappreciated on the shelves of my convent school library since its publication in 1945.
Hilary Mantel

Meaning of "convent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONVENT

From Old French covent, from Latin conventus meeting, from convenīre to come together.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONVENT

convent  [ˈkɒnvənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONVENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Convent is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONVENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

convent

Convent

A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers/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, while "monastery", "priory" or "friary" is used 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.

Definition of convent in the English dictionary

The first definition of convent in the dictionary is a building inhabited by a religious community, usually of nuns. Other definition of convent is the religious community inhabiting such a building. Convent is also Also called: convent school. a school in which the teachers are nuns.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONVENT


absolvent
æbˈzɒlvənt
adjuvant
ˈædʒəvənt
bondservant
ˈbɒndˌsɜːvənt
dissolvent
dɪˈzɒlvənt
fervent
ˈfɜːvənt
Havant
ˈhævənt
haven´t
ˈhævənt
insolvent
ɪnˈsɒlvənt
irrelevant
ɪˈrɛləvənt
maidservant
ˈmeɪdˌsɜːvənt
manservant
ˈmænˌsɜːvənt
observant
əbˈzɜːvənt
provant
ˈprɒvənt
relevant
ˈrɛlɪvənt
resolvent
rɪˈzɒlvənt
savant
ˈsævənt
savante
ˈsævənt
servant
ˈsɜːvənt
solvent
ˈsɒlvənt
unobservant
ˌʌnəbˈzɜːvənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONVENT

convenorship
convent girl
convent school
conventicle
conventicler
convention
convention centre
conventional
Conventional Forces in Europe
conventional medicine
conventional weapons
conventional wisdom
conventionalisation
conventionalise
conventionalism
conventionalist
conventionalities
conventionality
conventionalization
conventionalize

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONVENT

advent
air vent
circumvent
coinvent
event
field event
happy event
in any event
invent
media event
nonevent
nonsolvent
prevent
publicity event
reinvent
Second Advent
three-day event
track event
vent
vol-au-vent

Synonyms and antonyms of convent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONVENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «convent» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of convent

Translation of «convent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONVENT

Find out the translation of convent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of convent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «convent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女修道院
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

convento
570 millions of speakers

English

convent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कान्वेंट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَيْرُ الرَّاهِبات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

монастырь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

convento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিহার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

couvent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Biara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kloster
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女子修道院
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수녀원
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Biara
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà tu kín
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கான்வென்ட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मठ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

manastır
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

convento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klasztor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жіночий монастир
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mănăstire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοναστήρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klooster
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kloster
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nonnekloster
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of convent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENT»

The term «convent» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.628 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONVENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about convent

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONVENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word convent.
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Sharon Horgan
I never felt like I had to rebel against my convent upbringing, because it was comparatively regular.
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Guillermo Cabrera Infante
My mother had been educated at a convent, and she had been converted to communism by my father during Stalin's most rampant period, at the beginning of the 1930s. So she had two gods, God in heaven and god on earth.
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Peter T. King
And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
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Hilary Mantel
I once stole a book. It was really just the once, and at the time I called it borrowing. It was 1970, and the book, I could see by its lack of date stamps, had been lying unappreciated on the shelves of my convent school library since its publication in 1945.
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Maria Monk
She gave me another piece of information which excited other feelings in me, scarcely less dreadful. Infants were sometimes born in the convent; but they were always baptized and immediately strangled!
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Bharati Mukherjee
Growing up in an old-fashioned Bengali Hindu family and going to a convent school run by stern Irish nuns, I was brought up to revere rules. Without rules, there was only anarchy.
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Ellen Pompeo
My mother came from an Irish family of 11 kids and, of course, had a sister who was a nun, so I spent time at a convent and with an aunt and uncle who lived in New York and took me to the theater.
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Diana Quick
I'd love to play a femme fatale in a film noir. I'm thinking of one of those roles that Lauren Bacall or Bette Davis might have played. What I wouldn't like is to suddenly find myself being cast, as many senior actresses seem to be, as the abbess in a convent.
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Kit Reed
I've lived on a military base and in a convent boarding school with dobermans at the bottom of front stairs to keep us in and intruders out, and in college I spent some time at the Naval Academy, where everything was run by the numbers.
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Lars von Trier
That's the great thing about entering a convent: There are things that you simply can't do, so you don't have to worry about them.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONVENT»

Discover the use of convent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to convent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Nuns: A History of Convent Life 1450-1700
The book looks not only at the individual stories of outstanding historical figures such as Teresa of Avila but also at the wider picture of convent life - what it symbolized to contemporaries, how it reflected and related to the world ...
Silvia Evangelisti, 2007
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Convent Theatre in Early Modern Italy: Spiritual Fun and ...
A pioneering study of all-female convent theatre in early modern Italy.
Elissa Weaver, 2002
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The Central Convent of Hospitallers and Templars: History, ...
At the heart of each of these communities, and in many ways a mirror of their growth and adaptability, was a central convent led by several high officials and headquartered first in Jerusalem (to 1187), then in Acre (1191-1291), and then on ...
Jochen Burgtorf, 2008
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A Convent Tale: A Century of Sisterhood in Spanish Milan
In the tradition of Simon Schama and Steven Ozment, Baernstein uses the compelling story of a single clan, the Sfondrati, to refashion our understanding of the early modern period.
P. Renee Baernstein, 2013
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Nuns' Chronicles and Convent Culture in Renaissance and ...
A well-illustrated and innovative analysis of convent culture in sixteenth-century Italy.
K. J. P. Lowe, 2003
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Divas in the Convent: Nuns, Music, and Defiance in ...
Craig A. Monson retells the story of Vizzana and the nuns of Santa Cristina to elucidate the role that music played in the lives of these cloistered women.
Craig A. Monson, 2012
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Rebellious Nuns : The Troubled History of a Mexican Convent, ...
In this way she makes it possible for us to empathize with all of them and to appreciate the complicated dynamics of having committed your life not only to God but to your community.
Berkeley Margaret Chowning Professor of History University of California, 2005
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Voices from an Early American Convent: Marie Madeleine ...
In addition to boarding students, day students, and large catechism classes for enslaved people, the temporary convent compound also served as the headquarters for an association of laywomen, known as a confraternity or congregation, ...
Emily Clark, 2009
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Florentine Drama for Convent and Festival: Seven Sacred Plays
Available in English for the first time, this volume recovers the long muted voice of an early and important female Italian poet and playwright.
Antonia Pulci, James Wyatt Cook, Barbara Collier Cook, 2007
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Life and Death in a Venetian Convent: The Chronicle and ...
These works by Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni offer an intimate portrait of the women who inhabited the Venetian convent of Corpus Domini, where they shared a religious life bounded physically by the convent wall and organized temporally by ...
Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONVENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term convent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Century-old Syracuse convent sold to developer planning apartments
Developer Mark Congel in the chapel at the Sisters of St. Francis convent in Syracuse. Congel plans to turn the convent into apartments. «Syracuse.com, Jul 15»
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Historic Incarnate Word convent near UMSL saved from demolition
BEL-NOR • A push from community activists to save a historic convent near the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus has paid off, as the ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
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Katy Perry's Fight to Buy Convent Just Got Weirder
A member of the order of nuns in conflict with the archdiocese over the sale of a former convent in Los Feliz says she never agreed to make the ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
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Mark Congel plans to convert former Franciscan convent to apartments
Mark Congel plans to convert former Franciscan convent to apartments. 07/07/2015 04:56 PM. 07/07/2015 04:58 PM. Franciscan Campus on the north side of ... «WSYR, Jul 15»
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Un-convent-ional B&B in Val Marie, Sask., a rest stop for Grasslands …
The Convent Country Inn in Val Marie, Saskatchewan, is shown in this June 19, 2015 photo. The building was a convent in 1939 but it has ... «mysask.com, Jul 15»
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Alevis hold religious ceremony in Hacı Bektaş dervish convent after …
A religious service was held at an Alevi house of worship which has been turned into museum, the Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli dervish convent, for the ... «Hurriyet Daily News, Jul 15»
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Turkey's Alevis minority conduct first official sermon in historic convent
Alevis from Turkey and from the Turkish diaspora in Europe took part in the Cem prayer on Sunday, in the 13th century convent built in the era ... «BGN NEWS, Jul 15»
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Convent fire investigation continues, owner ordered to take action
Mystery continues to surround the cause of the June 5 fire that destroyed the Sisters of the Holy Nativity Convent in Fond du Lac. While there ... «Fond du Lac Reporter, Jul 15»
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Reunion for 'old girls' of convent 40 years on
A reunion is being held for former pupils of The Convent of the Ladies of Mary Grammar School at the end of this month. The event will take ... «Scarborough Today, Jul 15»
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Shortage of women coming into church blamed for potential convent
The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy is currently looking to close its Convent of Mercy site at Alnwick where numbers have dwindled to just six ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»

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