Definition of abbey
1a : a monastery ruled by an abbotb : a convent ruled by an abbess
2 : an abbey church
Examples of abbey in a Sentence
the monks in the abbey grow all their own vegetables
Recent Examples of abbey from the Web
Horchoff, a longtime volunteer in the abbey's woodworking enterprise, began producing honey at the abbey several years ago.
The show took place in the garden of an old abbey on the West Bank in Paris.
With a surprising diversity of scenic lanes, abbeys and wineries, the Tuscan countryside is a fine place to abandon your itinerary and just slow down.
The Benedictine Abbey and school — the abbey was founded in 1947, and the academy in 1933 — has a tradition of longevity among its monks, faculty and staff.
Chimay’s history goes back to 1862, when it was founded at Notre-Dame de Scourmont, an abbey in the Ardennes.
On Saint-Honorat, the abbey's upscale La Tonnelle restaurant highlights fresh Mediterranean ingredients in bounteous salads or the catch of the day, all enhanced with a glass of island wine and glorious views.
Beer from the abbey established in the 12th century plays a key role in the Danish company’s plan to expand sales of its higher-end brands, which are more profitable than its namesake lager.
With a surprising diversity of scenic lanes, abbeys and wineries, Tuscany is a fine place to abandon your itinerary and just slow down.
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ABBEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abbey for English Language Learners
: a monastery run by an abbot
: a convent run by an abbess
: a church that is connected to other buildings where monks or nuns live or once lived
ABBEY Defined for Kids
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