cloister

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To protect or isolate
To deliberately withdraw from worldly things
To become a Roman Catholic religious
A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion
The monastic life
To provide with (a) cloister(s)

The architect cloistered the college just like the monastery which founded it.

To confine in a cloister, voluntarily or not
A covered walk with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle; especially:

such arcade fitted with representations of the stages of Christ's Passion.

{v} to shut up in a cloister, to confine
{n} a place of religious retirement, monastery, nunnery, kind of square with piazzas
covered arcaded walkway around an enclosed area which is usually lawned and called the Garth
The enclosed garden of a monastery, surrounded by a covered walkway; by extension the monastery itself Also, a covered walkway alone
Part of a monastery; a quadrangle surrounded by covered passages It connects the domestic parts of the monastery with the church Usually located on the south side of the church Other parts of monastery: chapter house, refectory, scriptorium
A square or rectangular courtyard sometimes with gardens, surrounded on all sides by a vaulted arcade Typically devoted to spiritual contemplation or scholarly reflection, a cloister is usually part of a monastery, a church, or occasionally a university
A covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court; the series of such passages on the different sides of any court, esp
residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
A covered walk usually around a quadrangle in a religious institution, having an open arcade or colonnade on the inside and wall on the outside
A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion; life in such a place
a covered stone passage around the 4 sites of a courtyard (a square or rectangular space), especially in a religious building such as a church or monastery
To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure
{f} shut away; shut up in a convent or monastery
part of the monastery, consisting of arches arranged around a central courtyard or a garden Usually set aside for the religious
surround with a cloister, as of a garden
A monastic establishment; a place for retirement from the world for religious duties
a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
A cloister is a covered area round a square in a monastery or a cathedral. Four-sided enclosure surrounded by covered walkways and usually attached to a monastic or cathedral church; also, the walkways themselves. The earliest cloisters were open arcades, usually with sloping wooden roofs. This form was generally superseded in England by a range of windows lighting a vaulted ambulatory (aisle). In southern climates, the open-arcaded cloister remained standard. An especially fine example is Donato Bramante's two-story open arcade at Santa Maria della Pace, Rome (1500-4)
{i} convent; monastery; covered walkway
A covered walk with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle
that of a monastery or a college
seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister; "She cloistered herself in the office"
a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions) seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister; "She cloistered herself in the office"
An inclosed place
A covered passage around a quadrangle, found in monasteries (and in buildings imitating monasteries)
A court, usually with covered walks or ambulatorie along its sides
cloister oneself
{f} shut oneself up in a convent or monastery
cloister vault
A domelike vault having a square or polygonal base from which curved segments rise to a central point. Also called domical vault
cloister vault
{i} vault in a shape of a dome having a square base or a base shaped like a polygon from which curved sections move upward to a central point
cloistered
Pertaining to one who lives in a cloister or a cloister-like environment, or who was raised that way
cloistered
Simple past tense and past participle of cloister
cloistered
{a} retired, solitary, lonely
cloistered
providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree"; "a secluded romantic spot"
cloistered
Furnished with cloisters
cloistered
Pertaining to isolation, protection, being hidden way for the sake of maintaining innocence; naive, lacking in worldliness
cloistered
of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
cloistered
{s} shut off from world
cloistered
If you have a cloistered way of life, you live quietly and are not involved in the normal busy life of the world around you. the cloistered world of royalty. = sheltered
cloistered
Dwelling in cloisters; solitary
cloistering
present participle of cloister
cloisters
third-person singular of cloister
cloisters
plural of cloister
cloister
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