con·vent /ˈkɑnvənt, ˌvɛnt/
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.
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.
Con·vent v. t. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene. [Obs.]
n 1: a religious residence especially for nuns
2: a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns)