- Proper noun. A diminutive of the female given name Abigail.
- Noun. 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.
- Noun. The church of a monastery.
- Noun. 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.