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Definition of the noun abbey

What does abbey mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abbeys

  1. a church associated with a monastery or convent
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: church / church building = a place for public (especially Christian) worship
  2. a convent ruled by an abbess
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: convent = a religious residence especially for nuns
  3. a monastery ruled by an abbot
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: monastery = the residence of a religious community

Alternative definition of the noun abbey


  1. A monastery or society of people, secluded from the world and devoted to religion and celibacy, which is headed by an abbot; also, the monastic building or buildings.
  2. The church of a monastery.
  3. In London, the Abbey is short for Westminster Abbey, and in Scotland, the precincts of the Abbey of Holyrood. The name is also retained for a private residence on the site of an abbey; as, Newstead Abbey, the residence of Lord Byron.


  1. Abbey is a village within rural municipality Miry Creek No. 229. Abbey ranked 4,287 in terms of population in Canada. This village is in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, northwest of Swift Current in Division No. 8. Abbey is serviced by Highway 32 near Highway 738.
  2. Abbey is an electoral ward in Reading, Berkshire. It covers the centre of the town, south of the River Thames, and is bordered by Battle, Park, Redlands, Katesgrove and Minster wards. Across the river it is bordered by Thames and Caversham wards.
  3. Abbey is a village in the English county of Devon. It is located in the Blackdown Hills.
  4. Abbey is a political division returning three Councillors to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. At the 2006 election Jeanne Alexander, Graham Bramley, and Mohammed Fani all of the Labour Party were elected for a four year term in office. The population in 2011 was 12786.
  5. Abbey: Lincoln Abbey Ward is one of eleven electoral districts within the city of Lincoln, England. For this ward there are three Councilors who are Kathleen Brothwell Deputy Mayor of Lincoln and member of the Labour party, Fay Smith of the Labour party and Peter West of the Labour party.

There are other places with in their name, like New Abbey, Abbey Dore, Abbey Hill, Abbey Mead, Abbey Road, Abbey Wood, Bath Abbey, Cong Abbey, Dale Abbey, Dore Abbey, Hyde Abbey, Iona Abbey, Melk Abbey, Prüm Abbey, Selz Abbey, Sorø Abbey, Tart Abbey, Abbey Craig, Abbey Green.


  1. Abbey a.k.a. Sam Hardy was an American stage and film actor who appeared in around seventy feature films during the silent and early sound eras.
  2. Abbey a.k.a. Abbey Wade is an actor and voice actor.
  3. Abbey a.k.a. Barbara Curran was the mother of Francis Ford and John Ford.

There are other people with in their name, like Abbey Nex, Bay Abbey, Joe Abbey, Leo Abbey, May Abbey, Abbey Cook, Abbey Hoes, Abbey Luck, Bert Abbey and many others.


Abbey is a canine actor.


  1. Abbey is a fictional character in the 2012 film Extracted.
  2. Abbey is a fictional character from the 2011 film Cross.
  3. Abbey is a fictional character from the 1919 film Three Men and a Girl.
  4. Abbey is a fictional character from the 2012 film V/H/S.
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There are other characters with in their name, like Nancy Abbey and Abbey Bartlet.


"Abbey" is a composition.


  1. Abbey a.k.a. Abé Language: Abé is a language of uncertain classification within the Kwa branch of the Niger–Congo family. It is spoken in Ivory Coast.
  2. The Abbey was a wooden brigantine that was wrecked at Crowdy Head, New South Wales in 1868.
  3. Abbey Coachworks Limited was a British coachbuilding business based in Merton, South West London and later Acton, North West London and was active between 1930 and about 1938.
  4. The Abbey was a short-lived friction drive car assembled by the Abbey Auto Engineering Co. Ltd in Westminster, England. It used a 10.8 hp 1498 cc Coventry-Simplex engine. It was built in 1922 only and cost £315. It also had Marles steering and friction drive. The two-seater model sold for ₤315.

Phrases with Abbey

  1. Abbey-Lubber
  2. westminster abbey

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abbey

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Google previewSpiritual Florida (2005)

A Guide to Retreat Centers and Religious Sites in Florida and Nearby by Mauricio Herreros

aint Leo Abbey is a Roman Catholic Benedictine monastery founded in 1889 by a group of monks from Saint Vincent's...

Google previewPilgrimage in Europe and America (2007)

by Giacomo Beltrami

Westminster Abbey is the finest specimen of Gothic architecture in London, and one of the most ancient in Christendom ; it is not inferior to the best we have in Italy, or to any of those we have seen in France, or the Low Countries. Though it is ...

Google previewThe English Counties Delineated (1837)

by Thomas Moule

KirkstaU abbey is a monument of the skill, the taste, and perseverance of a single man. There are in the...

Google previewExcursions in the County of Sussex (1822)

Compising Brief Historical and Topographical Delineations : Together with Descriptions of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity, and Other Interesting Objects of Curiosity : Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveller & Tourist : Illustrated with Fifty Engravings, Including a Map of the County by Thomas Cromwell

" Bay ham Abbey is the theme of some just and expres- * Ansinck's Tunbridge Wells. sive lines, ascribed to Mr. Sprange, of Tunbridge Wells, which SUSSEX. conducted to a rood-loft, opening probably into the ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

and the community's apostolic or contemplative nature, the abbey complex may also include an infirmary, workshops, schools, guest house or retreat center. Although specific legislation may vary according to various orders, a monastery ...

Google previewGarden History Reference Encyclopedia

Historic books etc on garden design and landscape architecture by Tom Turner

ISBN 0-9542306-0-4 eTEXTS BIOGRAPHY GLOSSARY STYLES TIMELINE GARDEN FINDER Abbey, monastery, and cloister gardens. The GARDEN VISIT AND TRAVEL GUIDE reviews places of interest to gardeners. Former Abbeys with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

Benedictine abbey, since 1541 a cathedral, Gloucester, England. The fan-vaulted cloister walk dates from c. 1370. Photo courtesy of Chris Schabel 13th-century presbytery and its flying buttresses; the transepts; the cloister, built Before ...

Google previewA Dictionary of London Place-Names (2010)

by A. D. Mills

Abbey Mills (at Stratford) Newham. Now the name of a Victorian pumping station built in 1865, but once the name of a watermill here, recorded as Wiggemulne 1312, lez Abbey Milles early 16th century, Wiggen Mill otherwise TheAbbey Mill ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature (2013)

by Geoff Hamilton, Brian Jones

Author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction mostly about the desert Southwest, Edward Abbey is best known as the author...

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The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative. (Edward Abbey)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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