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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a religious residence especially for nuns;

2. a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convent \Con*vent"\, v. t. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convent \Con"vent\, n. [L. conventus a meeting, LL. also, a convent. See Convene, v. i.] 1. A coming together; a meeting. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A usual ceremony at their [the witches] convents or meetings. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns. [1913 Webster] One of our convent, and his [the duke's] confessor. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery. [1913 Webster] One seldom finds in Italy a spot of ground more agreeable than ordinary that is not covered with a convent. --Addison. Syn: Nunnery; monastery; abbey. See Cloister. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convent \Con*vent"\, v. i. [L. conventus, p. p. of convenire. See Convene, v. i.] 1. To meet together; to concur. [obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. To be convenient; to serve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When that is known and golden time convents. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

convent n 1: a religious residence especially for nuns 2: a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

CONVENT, n. A place of retirement for woman who wish for leisure to meditate upon the vice of idleness.