convent

Definitions

  • The Ursulaines' Convent
    The Ursulaines' Convent
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n convent a religious residence especially for nuns
    • n convent a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate Almost naked, foot-sore, heart-sore, he arrived at the convent gate
Convent of Nonnenwerth Convent of Nonnenwerth
CONVENTIONAL SIGNS OF MAP MAKING CONVENTIONAL SIGNS OF MAP MAKING
MORE CONVENTIONAL SIGNS OF MAP MAKING MORE CONVENTIONAL SIGNS OF MAP MAKING
THE CONVENTIONAL MISSIONARY THE CONVENTIONAL MISSIONARY
THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chicago has hosted the most presidential conventions with 25. Fourteen have been Republican and 11 Democratic.
    • Convent A coming together; a meeting. "A usual ceremony at their [the witches convents or meetings."
    • Convent A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery. "One seldom finds in Italy a spot of ground more agreeable than ordinary that is not covered with a convent ."
    • Convent An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns. "One of our convent , and his [the duke's] confessor."
    • Convent To be convenient; to serve. "When that is known and golden time convents ."
    • v. t Convent To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
    • Convent To meet together; to concur.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first "Hello" badge used to identify guests and hosts at conventions, parties, etc. was traced back to September 1880. It was on that date that the first Telephone Operators Convention was held at Niagara Falls and the "Hello" badge was created for that event.
    • convent To meet; concur.
    • convent To serve; agree; be convenient or suitable.
    • convent To call together; convoke; convene.
    • convent To call before a judge or tribunal.
    • n convent A meeting or an assembly.
    • n convent An association or a community of persons devoted to religious life and meditation; a society of monks or nuns. The term is popularly limited to such associations of women.
    • n convent A house occupied by such a community; an abbey; a monastery or nunnery. The parts of a convent are: the church; the choir, or that portion of the church in which the members say the daily office; the chapter-house, a place of meeting, in which the community business is discussed; the cells; the refectory; the dormitory; the infirmary; the parlor, for the reception of visitors; the library; (10) the treasury; (11) the cloister; (12) the crypt. Cath. Dict.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum amount of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).
    • n Convent kon′vent an association of persons secluded from the world and devoted to a religious life: the house in which they live, a monastery or nunnery
    • n Convent a monk or nun; a member of one of the two divisions of the Franciscans, following a mitigated rule—the other being the Observants
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Quotations

  • Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    “As a rule, I am very careful to be shallow and conventional where depth and originality are wasted.”
  • Robert Motherwell
    Robert Motherwell
    “The public history of modern art is the story of conventional people not knowing what they are dealing with.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
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    “The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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    “How dwarfed against his manliness she sees the poor pretension, the wants, the aims, the follies, born of fashion and convention!”
  • Tom Stoppard
    Tom%20Stoppard
    “The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conventus, a meeting, LL. also, a convent. See Convene (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

The convents of Rome were pillaged.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Five other state constitutions made provision for the adoption of amendments by conventions.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
It is certain that she is fresh from some convent boarding-school.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The convent of the sisterhood of the Congregation in Paris was selected for Jane.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Finally, there is the area of secondary contacts, in which relationships are relatively impersonal, formal, and conventional.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
All these orders had convents in the principal towns of the Peninsula, and its colonies.
"Roman Catholicism in Spain" by Anonymous
Patrick Henry would have this convention, by adopting his resolutions, virtually declare war itself.
"Patrick Henry" by Moses Coit Tyler
General legislation is enacted by the annual national convention, the supreme authority; States are governed by department conventions.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
If this is to be the last convention, shall a Board of Officers be elected at this convention to serve until all tasks are completed?
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
The national suffrage convention preceded the State convention and gave an impetus to the movement.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The assembly would meet briefly in June 1775, but the real "mind and heart" of Virginia would be in the convention.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
The drawing-room behind him expressed an accepted convention rather than a personal predilection.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
According to the religious customs in the Philippines, the highest military officer is inferior to even a convent cook.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Fair visions of a life untrammeled by creed or religious convention hovered at times that night before his mental gaze.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The religious of St. Dominic have a convent in the said city.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
Is it not better, without loss of time, to proceed to the convent, accomplish our object, and cut our way back to Pampeluna?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
The exemplary lives of some, who died holily in their convents.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
An orphan, whom he took out of a convent.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
The convent is to-day occupied by the Benedictines, to whom also the baths belong.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The night-bell sounded from the convent, and a belated raven croaked as he flew toward the wood.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

The Convent garden lies so near
The road the people go,
If it was quiet you might hear
The nuns' talk, merry and low.
"The Convent Garden" by Katharine Tynan
And on the lake's low margin
The trees wore stoles of green,
While here and there, amid them,
A convent cross was seen.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And the convent bell did vespers tell,
Newbattle's oaks among,
And mingled with the solemn knell
Our Ladye's evening song:
"The Gray Brother" by Sir Walter Scott
He chid his heart, he fed the poor
All at the convent-gate;
Then with slow-dragging feet went back
To his cell so desolate:
"After An Old Legend" by George MacDonald
Now from her narrow Convent house
She sees where great ships be,
And plucks the robe of God, her Spouse,
To give the victory.
"The Convent Garden" by Katharine Tynan
Convention's fronds here screen from view
Immodest Nature's haunt,
And wizard Distance veils in blue
The haggard peaks of Want.
"Prosperity" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

Back in 1992 at the first Rio Conference on Sustainable Development, our governments launched the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) along with new conventions on climate change and desertification.
The Republican National Convention just finished, and the Democratic National Convention just began.
If you need evidence of the prominence and influence of Latinos in the United States, look no further than this year's Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention.
Ron Paul, R-Texas, arrives on the convention floor for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
A similar " leave-behind " project at a Charlotte, N.C. Hospital will take place next week at the Democratic National Convention, continuing a national credit union tradition of community service projects in nominating convention cities.
The platform is scheduled to be adopted at the party's convention in Alexandria, Va. 2000 Democratic Convention.
Sandhills Convention Center in North Platte Site For Next CYN Convention.
Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention last week was an unmitigated disaster.
The third Hollywood star to grace the convention stage Thursday night in support of President Obama used the personal-biography tactic that so many speakers at both conventions have employed this year.
Shannon Overby (CMP,TDM), Bryan-College Station Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director, has been re-elected as Chair of the Board of the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus.
In fact, it's really pathetic to think back on how many times conventional wisdom, even conservative conventional wisdom, got things wrong.
The store opened a few days before the Republican National Convention last year, and said he only sold one pair of glasses during the convention.
The Police Jury Association of Louisiana begins its annual convention today at the Shreveport Convention Center.
Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on Monday, August 29, 2011.
Starting with Jerry Brown in 1976, I've been to nine Democratic conventions and seven Republican conventions.
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In science:

In the presence of such ε, we will make the convention that every segment Pai Pbi is to be run from the point which is mapped by ε into ∗ towards the point which is mapped by ε into 1.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
The conventional diagram technique where ¯h τ is assumed to be small compared with the kinetic energy, becomes questionable.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Our conventions are such that if we have N eigenvalues, the global spectral density is normalized to N so that the mean level spacing is of order 1/N .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
By convention, we define the unfolded variables by xp = λpV Σ, i.e. the factor of π is omitted.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
We have redefined M in units of πρ(0), with ρ(0) the the average spectral density near zero (notice that with our convention for the weight function ρ(0) has a nontrivial k -dependence).
Spectral Universality of Real Chiral Random Matrix Ensembles
It is conventional to say that, in this case, U and V are still independent.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
In this section we use the Einstein summation convention.
Locally Sasakian Manifolds
Thus, we expect the conventional field theory description to be unitary and it is.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity
For scattering processes involving massless open strings of characteristic energy E ≪ θ−1/2 conventional field theory is a proper description.
Space-Time Noncommutative Field Theories And Unitarity
We assume a familiarity with concepts and conventions of homological algebra, such as can be found in , , and .
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
The first contribution here is the conventional entropy of the initial state, and the other one is the logarithm of the probability of a given evolution starting at that point.
Generalized Entropy approach to far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics
Our conventions and coordinates here differ from those employed in , which were chosen to elucidate the relation to the S -dual field theory.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
Equivalently, the independent sets correspond to forests F ⊆ G, where we make the convention that a forest contains every vertex of G.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The ordering on L is given by refinement, but with the opposite convention from the one used in Section 2.3: In L(G), Π ≤ Π′ if Π is a refinement of Π′ .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Our convention of allowing arbitrary xi is harmless, however, since only those words whose letters are in S1 make a nonzero contribution to the formula (20) that we are going to derive.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
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