noun, plural ab·beys.
Origin of abbey
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Every day, I drove from my flat in Mayfair to Abbey Road in joyous expectation of what magic I would be participating in that day.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She considered becoming a nun in a French abbey that was once liberated by her grandfather.
It would take until 1969 to get the stone at the Abbey, and the death was to be anything but “happy.”Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maria sings "My Favorite Things" in the abbey to Mother Abbess, not to the children.‘Sound of Music Live!’ Review: The Hills Are Barely Alive|Kevin Fallon|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Well, obvious not in Abbey Road Studios—as Abbeys, Roads, and Studios were not existing 250.000.000 Years ago.
Looks as if the old Abbey had butted up against it, until it all got blown away.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
This was the origin of the Abbey of Eeckhout (oak wood) famous in the annals of Bruges.The Story of Bruges|Ernest Gilliat-Smith
During this time Jarrett and I got into Abbey's carriage, which was stationed in front of the theatre where no one was waiting.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
The town and abbey suffered during the Wars of Religion of the 16th century, and the abbey was closed in 1790.
From the chimneys of the abbey a thin film of smoke told only of peace.The Thirsty Sword|Robert Leighton
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Word Origin for abbey
Word Origin and History for abbey
mid-13c., "convent headed by an abbot or abbess," from Anglo-French abbeie, Old French abaïe, from Late Latin abbatia, from abbas (genitive abbatis); see abbot.