- convention center,
- conventional sign
Origin of convent
Examples from the Web for convent
The convent, obviously, but also the court—and even her unrequited longing for the elusive lady of her sonnets.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His memoirs led Campagnol to a convent at the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on Murano, where Mr. Casanova had a lover.
As the story goes, many Venetian nuns were noble women forced into the convent to save their families from bankruptcy.
Pulcini had locked the front door of the convent, but now he found it open.
The women are expected to be buried in a cemetery in the convent in Bujumbura.
Never surely was man better cut out by nature for the post of convent physician!Letters of Two Brides|Honore de Balzac
With a band of relatives he invaded the convent, but neither abuse nor blows could subdue this child of fourteen.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
The situation of the convent is not healthy, and in consequence the monks frequently suffer from intermittent fever.
We note, too, that Peter of Blockesley gave possessions to the prior and convent of Coventry in trust for the school.Education in England in the Middle Ages|Albert William Parry
Samson behaved as if this was a new light to him, but offered no objection to receive Herbert if the convent willed.
Word Origin for convent
c.1200, covent, cuvent, from Anglo-French covent, from Old French convent, from Latin conventus "assembly," used in Medieval Latin for "religious house," originally past participle of convenire "come together" (see convene). Not exclusively feminine until 18c. The form with restored Latin -n- emerged early 15c. The Middle English form remains in London's Covent Garden district (notorious late 18c. for brothels), so called because it had been the garden of a defunct monastery.
COVENT GARDEN ABBESS. A bawd.
COVENT GARDEN AGUE. The venereal diſeaſe.
["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]