Pronunciation: (ab'ē),[key] —n., —pl.-beys. 1. a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess.
2. the group of buildings comprising such a monastery or convent.
3. the church of an abbey.
Pronunciation: (ab'ē),[key] —n. 1. Edward, 1927–89, U.S. novelist and nature writer.
2. Edwin Austin, 1852–1911, U.S. painter and illustrator.