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early form of convent (n.) in use to 17c.


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    [kuhv-uh nt, kov-] /ˈkʌv ənt, ˈkɒv-/ noun 1. a district in central London, England, formerly a vegetable and flower market. 2. a theater in this district, first built 1731–32, important in English theatrical history: home of the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet. /ˈkʌvənt; ˈkɒv-/ noun 1. a district of central London: famous for its former […]

  • Coventry

    [kuhv-uh n-tree, kov-] /ˈkʌv ən tri, ˈkɒv-/ noun 1. a city in West Midlands, in central England: heavily bombed 1940; cathedral. 2. a town in central Rhode Island. Idioms 3. send to Coventry, to refuse to associate with; openly and pointedly ignore: His friends sent him to Coventry after he was court-martialed. /ˈkɒvəntrɪ/ noun 1. […]

  • Coventry-bell

    noun 1. a perennial garden plant, Campanula trachelium, of Eurasia, having coarsely toothed leaves and bluish-purple flowers.

  • Co-venture

    [koh-ven-cher] /koʊˈvɛn tʃər/ noun 1. a business project or enterprise undertaken jointly by two or more companies, each sharing in the capitalization and in any profits or losses.

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