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 cloister cloister

noun

  • a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)  ( cloister )
    a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
  • residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)  ( cloister, religious residence )
    residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
  • verb

  • seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister  ( cloister )
    seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
     She cloistered herself in the office
    She cloistered herself in the office
  • surround with a cloister  ( cloister )
    surround with a cloister
     cloister the garden
    cloister the garden
  • surround with a cloister, as of a garden  ( cloister )
    surround with a cloister, as of a garden