ALL meanings of abbey

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  • countable noun abbey An abbey is a church with buildings attached to it in which monks or nuns live or used to live. 3
  • noun abbey a building inhabited by a community of monks or nuns governed by an abbot or abbess 3
  • noun abbey a church built in conjunction with such a building 3
  • noun abbey such a community of monks or nuns 3
  • noun abbey a monastery headed by an abbot, or a convent of nuns headed by an abbess 3
  • noun abbey the monks or nuns in such a place, collectively 3
  • noun abbey a church or building belonging to an abbey 3
  • noun plural abbey a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess. 1
  • noun plural abbey the group of buildings comprising such a monastery or convent. 1
  • noun plural abbey the church of an abbey. 1
  • noun abbey Edward, 1927–89, U.S. novelist and nature writer. 1
  • noun abbey Edwin Austin, 1852–1911, U.S. painter and illustrator. 1
  • noun abbey a female given name, form of Abigail. 1
  • noun abbey monastery 1
  • noun abbey convent 1
  • noun abbey church of an abbey 1
  • noun abbey The building or buildings occupied by a community of monks or nuns. 1
  • noun abbey The office or dominion of an abbot or abbess. 0
  • noun abbey A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot or abbess; also, the monastic building or buildings. 0
  • noun abbey The church of a monastery. 0
  • noun abbey (Britain) A residence that was previously an abbatial building. 0
  • noun abbey (capitalized) In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood. 0
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