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CONVENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does convent mean? 

CONVENT (noun)
  The noun CONVENT has 2 senses:

1. a religious residence especially for nuns
2. a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together

  Familiarity information: CONVENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A religious residence especially for nuns

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("convent" is a kind of...):

cloister; religious residence (residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery))

Meronyms (parts of "convent"):

cell; cubicle (small room is which a monk or nun lives)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "convent"):

abbey (a convent ruled by an abbess)

nunnery (the convent of a community of nuns)


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Meaning:

A community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("convent" is a kind of...):

community (a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common)

Holonyms ("convent" is a part of...):

religious order; religious sect; sect (a subdivision of a larger religious group)


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