What does the word abbey mean?

Usage examples for abbey

  1. I thought you wished to make a sketch of Craigmoran Abbey - did you forget that we were to ride there to- day?" – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  2. So early on the morn, or it was day, she took her horse and rode all that day and most part of the night, and on the morn by noon she came to the same abbey of nuns whereas lay King Arthur; and she knowing he was there, she asked where he was. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  3. A few weeks later " United Ireland" appeared in its old publishing office in Abbey Street. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir