Part of speech: noun

A body of monks or nuns, or the house occupied by them.

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Usage examples "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.", 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", 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", Egerton Castle.