cloister cloister  /ˈklɔ ɪ stər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
  2. (n) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
  3. (v) surround with a cloister, as of a garden
  4. (v) surround with a cloister
  5. (v) seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Police helicopters routinely hover over the cloister.
  2. Cervantes brings the Moor to the cloister of a church and commissions a translation.
  3. The cloister passageway was a challenge because the monks wanted that area, which connects their daytime and nighttime activities, all on one level, and the site was steeply sloping.

News

  1. Cloistered nun, 105, dies after record 86 years in Spanish convent

    GUADALAJARA, Spain, June 12 (UPI) -- A Roman Catholic nun died Wednesday at the age of 105 after spending a record 86 years cloistered in a Spanish convent, her order said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Cloistered Nun: 86 Years Of Monastery Living A World Record

    A cloistered nun with 86 years of service to her monastery has died. The AP reports that Sister Teresita Barajuen has died at the age of 105. She is believed to hold the world record for years of being cloistered …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WebProNews

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Quotes

  1. Hockney said: "My picture is adaptable. You can split it in two and show one or both halves, or even a quarter of it. Or show the painting with two full-scale reproductions that would almost make a cloister."
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: David Hockney Source: This is London

  2. "The litany of things she wishes she can do are largely unpleasant, degrading, boring things women don't like to do," explains Merritt. "But it's better than working in a cloister."
    on Oct 25, 2008 By: Stephin Merritt Source: Allentown Morning Call

  3. "My heart has opened up in every form: It is a pasture for gazelles, a cloister for Christian monks, a temple for idols, the Kaaba of the pilgrim, the tables of the Torah and the book of the Koran. I practice the religion of love: In whatsoever...
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Ibn Arabi Source: Jakarta Post

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