CONVENT: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for CONVENT?

Need another word that means the same as “convent”? Find 1 synonym and 30 related words for “convent” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Convent” are: nunnery

Convent as a Noun

Definitions of "Convent" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “convent” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A Christian community of nuns living together under monastic vows.
  • A school attached to and run by a convent.
  • The building or buildings occupied by a convent.
  • A religious residence especially for nuns.
  • A community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together.

Synonyms of "Convent" as a noun (1 Word)

nunneryThe convent of a community of nuns.

Usage Examples of "Convent" as a noun

  • Maria entered the convent at the age of eighteen.
  • The long windy path behind the convent.

Associations of "Convent" (30 Words)

abbessThe superior of a group of nuns.
abbeyA church that was formerly an abbey.
abbotA man who is the head of an abbey of monks.
archdeacon(Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop.
augustinianA Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders.
bishopA chess piece typically with its top shaped like a mitre that can move in any direction along a diagonal on which it stands Each player starts the game with two bishops one moving on white squares and the other on black.
buddhistOne who follows the teachings of Buddha.
canonThe works of a particular author or artist that are recognized as genuine.
The biblical canon.
cathedralRelating to or containing or issuing from a bishop’s office or throne.
St Paul's Cathedral.
catholicFree from provincial prejudices or attachments.
Her tastes are pretty catholic.
churchThe body of people who attend or belong to a particular local church.
After church we went to a restaurant.
cloisterSurround with a cloister.
The monastery was where the Brothers would cloister themselves to meditate.
dean(in a college or university, especially Oxford or Cambridge) a senior member of a college, with disciplinary and advisory functions.
He is the dean of foreign correspondents.
dioceseA district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church.
doyenA man who is the senior member of a group.
He became the doyen of British physicists.
gothicAs if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened.
Gothic novels like Frankenstein.
minsterAny of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery.
York Minster.
monasteryThe residence of a religious community.
monasticA monk or other follower of a monastic rule.
A monastic order.
nunneryThe convent of a community of nuns.
orphanageThe state or condition of being an orphan.
His early orphanage shaped his character as an adult.
priestOrdain to the priesthood.
The plays were performed within the sacred area of Dionysus in the presence of his priest.
prioryReligious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress.
pyxIn the UK a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx by members of the Goldsmiths Company.
rector(in Scotland) an elected representative of students on a university’s governing body.
religionA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.
Consumerism is the new religion.
saintA person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization.
Innocent III stressed that only the Pope had the authority to declare a saint.
schoolThe period of instruction in a school the time period when school is in session.
The Venetian school of painting.
sisterA member of a religious order of women.
None of her sisters would betray her.
theologyThe study of the nature of God and religious belief.
He studied theology at Oxford.

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