cloister definition

  • noun:
    • A covered stroll with an open colonnade using one part, operating along the wall space of structures that face a quadrangle.
    • a location, especially a monastery or convent, dedicated to religious seclusion.
    • Life in a monastery or convent.
    • A secluded, peaceful place.
    • A covered stroll with an open colonnade on a single side, operating over the wall space of structures that face a quadrangle; particularly:
    • A place, specifically a monastery or convent, specialized in spiritual seclusion.
    • The monastic life
    • An inclosed destination.
    • A covered passage or ambulatory on a single side of a court
    • A monastic organization; a spot for pension from the world for spiritual duties.
    • An inclosure.
    • An arched way or a covered stroll working across the walls of specific portions of monastic and collegiate structures.
    • ergo a spot of spiritual your retirement; a monastery; a convent; a nunnery; a religious house.
    • Any arcade or colonnade round an open courtroom.
    • residence that is a location of religious seclusion (eg a monastery)
    • a courtyard with covered strolls (such as religious institutions)
  • verb-transitive:
    • To shut away through the world in or as if in a cloister; seclude.
    • To provide (a building) with a cloister.
    • To limit in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude through the world; to immure.
  • verb:
    • to be a Roman Catholic religious.
    • To confine in a cloister, voluntarily or not.
    • To deliberately withdraw from worldly things.
    • to deliver with (a) cloister(s).
    • to guard or isolate.
    • surround with a cloister
    • seclude through the globe in or like in a cloister
    • surround with a cloister, as of a garden
  • others:
    • To confine in a cloister or convent.
    • To shut up; confine closely within wall space; immure; shut up in retirement from globe.

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