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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·vent /ˈkɑnvənt, ˌvɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·vent n.
 1. A coming together; a meeting. [Obs.]
    A usual ceremony at their [the witches] convents or meetings.   --B. Jonson.
 2. An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
    One of our convent, and his [the duke's] confessor.   --Shak.
 3. A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·vent v. i.
 1. To meet together; to concur. [obs.]
 2. To be convenient; to serve. [Obs.]
    When that is known and golden time convents.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·vent v. t. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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