What does the word convent mean?

Usage examples for convent

  1. It was in company with one of these that I paid my last visit to this convent. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  2. I spent half an hour looking through the book, and Sister Bonaventura showed me the record of her own entry into the convent. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  3. But although she has ceased to weep for the convent, if it had not been for me she would be there still. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle