how to pronounce convent

kɑːnvənt

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meanings of convent

noun:

  1. A religious community whose members (especially nuns) live under strict observation of religious rules and self-imposed vows.
  2. The buildings and pertaining surroundings in which such a community lives.
  3. A gathering of people lasting several days for the purpose of discussing or working on topics previously selected.
  4. A coming together; a meeting.
  5. A Christian school.

verb:

  1. To meet together; to concur.
  2. To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
  3. To be convenient; to serve.

name:

  1. A census-designated place, the parish seat of St. James Parish, Louisiana, United States.