a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess.
the group of buildings comprising such a monastery or convent.
the church of an abbey.
Edward, 1927–89, U.S. novelist and nature writer.
Edwin Austin, 1852–1911, U.S. painter and illustrator.
a female given name, form of .
Well, obvious not in abbey Road Studios—as abbeys, Roads, and Studios were not existing 250.000.000 Years ago.
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As three streets out of four take their name from a church or an abbey, there seems every chance of further sacrilege there.
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They might well have been killed had not a heroic teacher named abbey Clements pulled them to safety.
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The label owns the famed abbey Road Studios, which is as much an English institution as it is a musical one.
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Then, at 5:10 a.m., Prince William and Prince Harry, his best man and younger brother, will make their way to the abbey.
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He must needs hurry over to the abbey, and take the field-path in which he had so often walked and talked with Leonore.
Leonore Stubbs L. B. Walford
They may have been removed there from the abbey for safety at the time of the dissolution.
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He died peacefully, and the abbey came into the possession of a distant branch of the Treherne family.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851. Various
Henry’s body was carried home, and buried in the abbey of Hales.
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At Cleeve the reverse has happened; the church has totally disappeared, but the abbey buildings are nearly intact.
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a building inhabited by a community of monks or nuns governed by an abbot or abbess
a church built in conjunction with such a building
such a community of monks or nuns
mid-13c., “convent headed by an abbot or abbess,” from Anglo-French abbeie, Old French abaïe, from Late Latin abbatia, from abbas (genitive abbatis); see abbot.
- Abbey theatre
a theater in Dublin associated with the Irish National Theatre Society (founded 1901) and the dramas of Synge, Yeats, and Lady Gregory. Historical Examples In 1910 the Abbey Theatre was bought from her by public subscription. One-Act Plays Various Mr. Lennox Robinson, like most of the Abbey Theatre dramatists, has chosen to write about the […]
a female given name, form of . Contemporary Examples Campion settled on two relative unknowns—Australian actress Abbie Cornish and British actor Ben Whishaw. Telling the Story of Keats’ Love Connection Stephen Farber September 15, 2009 While Ichabod is checking for non-existent cell service, Abbie learns that Moloch is planning to release a demon army on […]
a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery. Charles Greeley, 1872–1973, U.S. astrophysicist. Also, Ab·bott. a male given name. Contemporary Examples abbot reportedly raised MH17 over dinner and the two are planning to meet again. Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit Jake Adelstein November 10, 2014 The government has approved plans […]
Sir Walter Scott’s residence from 1812 to 1832, near Melrose, in SE Scotland. Historical Examples Such was the creation of Scott’s Abbotsford, a real ‘romance in stone and lime,’ to use the Frenchman’s hackneyed phrase. Abbotsford Anonymous A few copies of these letters were printed for the use of the Abbotsford Club. The Book-Hunter John […]