Definition of 'convent'
Example sentences containing 'convent'
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Staying in a monastery or a convent is not a new concept; monks and nuns have been welcoming pilgrims for centuries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She gives up a medical career to enter a convent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why did she enter the convent? Times, Sunday Times (2012)By 18 she wanted to enter a convent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The dresser and tables are 19th century and came from a convent school. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This 16th-century former convent is now an atmospheric hotel with a super courtyard and a pool. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The second thing that happened was that my mother moved from her convent to a school in Wales. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I went to a convent school and was taught by nuns who were the opposite of sweetness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She attended a convent school. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She decided that when she was about 13 when she saw a fi lm at her convent school of a woman giving birth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My father would drive me to the convent school in Bath on his way to the Admiralty. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In July of that year the charity moved to a former convent in Clifton. Times, Sunday Times (2013)B&B) occupies a 16th-century former convent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And it doesn't look like the former convent school student's wacky style choices are slowing up. The Sun (2009)For a while she joined a convent in Italy, but then found herself looking again for something more. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'convent'
British English: convent /ˈkɒnvənt/ NOUN
A convent is a building in which a community of nuns live.
- American English: convent
- Arabic: دَيْرُ الرَّاهِبات
- Brazilian Portuguese: convento
- Chinese: 女修道院
- Croatian: samostan
- Czech: klášter ženský
- Danish: kloster
- Dutch: klooster
- European Spanish: convento
- Finnish: nunnaluostari
- French: couvent
- German: Kloster
- Greek: μοναστήρι
- Italian: convento
- Japanese: 女子修道院
- Korean: 수녀원
- Norwegian: nonnekloster
- Polish: klasztor
- European Portuguese: convento
- Romanian: mănăstire
- Russian: монастырь
- Spanish: convento
- Swedish: kloster
- Thai: สำนักแม่ชี
- Turkish: manastır
- Ukrainian: жіночий монастир
- Vietnamese: nhà tu kín
Definition of convent from the Collins English Dictionary
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