Definition of 'abbey'
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Where the abbey and the cathedral really compete is in their music. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As she arrived at the abbey all the church bells in the city were ringing out in a clamour of celebration. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)Her family has been at the 12th-century abbey since the revolution. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Archaeologists digging at the ruins of a 12th-century abbey have unearthed a medieval poker chip. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is based in the old abbey church and still has all the panelling, stained glass and a pulpit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I am writing this while leaning against the ruined cloisters of an abbey founded during the 13th century. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If a monk from the old abbey was to walk into our abbey church, he would barely be aware he was in another century. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Froome has not put a pedal wrong, except perhaps a momentary wobble as he rounded the final bend on the causeway underneath the ancient abbey. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Visitors can see the abbey church, wander around gardens and medieval ruins and relax in the tearoom tucking into a cake baked in monastery kitchens. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Home to a beautiful 12th-century abbey, it has a charming high street with a good selection of independent shops. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'abbey'
British English: abbey /ˈæbɪ/ NOUN
An abbey is a church with buildings attached to it in which monks or nuns live.
- American English: abbey
- Arabic: دَيْرُ الرُّهْبان
- Brazilian Portuguese: abadia
- Chinese: 修道院
- Croatian: opatija
- Czech: opatství
- Danish: abbedi
- Dutch: abdij
- European Spanish: abadía
- Finnish: luostarikirkko
- French: abbaye
- German: Abtei
- Greek: αββαείο
- Italian: abbazia
- Japanese: 僧院
- Korean: 대수도원
- Norwegian: kloster
- Polish: opactwo
- European Portuguese: abadia
- Romanian: abație
- Russian: аббатство
- Spanish: abadía
- Swedish: kloster
- Thai: สำนักสงฆ์
- Turkish: manastır
- Ukrainian: монастир
- Vietnamese: tu viện
Definition of abbey from the Collins English Dictionary
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