cloister : Definition, Usages, News and More

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klaw i ster

  • n  residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
  • n  a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
  • v  surround with a cloister, as of a garden
  • v  surround with a cloister
    cloister the garden
  • v  seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
    She cloistered herself in the office

  • On one recent day, a television news helicopter circled overhead to get film of the cloister, while, on the ground, a traffic officer directed television crews, some from as far as .
  • Police helicopters routinely hover over the cloister.
  • Cervantes brings the Moor to the cloister of a church and commissions a translation.
News & Articles


  • David Hockney in This is London
    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."
  • Stephin Merritt in Allentown Morning Call
    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."
  • Richard J Codey in New Brunswick Home News Tribune
    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... Ibn Arabi Jakarta Post Aug 24, 2008 18612 26148 cloistered History shows us that during the 10 years they ran the Statehouse, they did none of this," Codey said. "Now all of a sudden they want to be reformers? That's like saying Britney Spears is tired of partying and wants to be a cloistered nun."

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