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CLOISTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cloister mean? 

CLOISTER (noun)
  The noun CLOISTER has 2 senses:

1. residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
2. a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

  Familiarity information: CLOISTER used as a noun is rare.


CLOISTER (verb)
  The verb CLOISTER has 2 senses:

1. surround with a cloister, as of a garden
2. seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

  Familiarity information: CLOISTER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLOISTER (noun)


Sense 1cloister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cloister; religious residence

Hypernyms ("cloister" is a kind of...):

residence (the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cloister"):

convent (a religious residence especially for nuns)

monastery (the residence of a religious community)

priory (religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress)


Sense 2cloister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("cloister" is a kind of...):

court; courtyard (an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings)

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)


CLOISTER (verb)


Sense 1cloister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surround with a cloister, as of a garden

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "cloister" is one way to...):

circle; encircle; environ; ring; round; surround (be around)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2cloister [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

She cloistered herself in the office

Hypernyms (to "cloister" is one way to...):

insulate; isolate (place or set apart)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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