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cloister

clois·ter

cloister

pronunciation:
klo ih str
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place such as a monastery or convent where people live secluded religious lives.
synonyms:
abbey, convent, monastery, nunnery, priory
similar words:
friary, hermitage, novitiate
definition 2: any place of seclusion.
synonyms:
sanctum
similar words:
haven, hermitage, ivory tower, refuge, retreat, seclusion
definition 3: in architecture, a covered walkway around the inside of a building, facing an open central courtyard.
similar words:
arbor, gallery, walkway
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cloistered, cloistering, cloisters
definition: to seclude in or as if in a monastery or convent.
synonyms:
seclude, sequester
similar words:
confine, immure, isolate, segregate, withdraw
derivation: cloistral (adj.)
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