convent noun

ADJ. Carmelite, Catholic, Franciscan, Ursuline, etc.

VERB + CONVENT enter She entered a convent (= became a nun) at the age of sixteen. | leave | establish, found, set up The nuns established a convent here in 1692.

CONVENT + NOUN building, wall within the convent walls (= inside the convent) | education, school

PREP. in a/the ~ She spent her whole life in a convent. | ~ of the Convent of St Saviour