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Noun: cloister  kloys-tu(r)
  1. Residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
    - religious residence
  2. (religion) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
Verb: cloister  kloys-tu(r)
  1. Surround with a cloister, as of a garden
  2. Surround with a cloister
    "cloister the garden"
  3. Seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
    "She cloistered herself in the office"

Derived forms: cloistered, cloistering, cloisters

Type of: border, court, courtyard, environ, insulate, isolate, residence, ring, skirt, surround

Encyclopedia: Cloister