cloister

  • 21 cloister — 1 noun (C) 1 (usually plural) a covered passage that surrounds one side of a square garden in a church, monastery etc 2 a building where monks or nuns live 2 verb cloister yourself (away) to spend a lot of time alone in a room or building,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 cloister — noun 1) the convent s shadowed cloisters Syn: walkway, covered walk, arcade, loggia, gallery 2) I was educated in the cloister Syn: abbey, monastery, friary, convent, priory, nunnery …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 23 cloister — clois•ter [[t]ˈklɔɪ stər[/t]] n. 1) archit. a covered walk, esp. in a religious institution, having an open arcade or colonnade usu. opening onto a courtyard 2) archit. a courtyard, esp. in a religious institution, bordered with such walks 3) a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 24 cloister — [13] A cloister was originally simply an enclosed place, a ‘close’. The word comes from Old French cloistre, a descendant of Latin claustrum ‘bar, bolt, enclosure’, which was formed from the past participial stem of Latin claudere ‘close’ (source …

    Word origins

  • 25 Cloister — Orig. a place of seclusion or a monastic house; an open quadrangle with a covered colonnade for walking within a *cathedral or college. [< Lat. claustrum = an enclosure] Cf. Garth …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 26 cloister — Synonyms and related words: Easter sepulcher, abbey, access, adytum, aisle, alley, ambry, ambulatory, aperture, apse, arcade, areaway, artery, ashram, avenue, baptistery, blindstory, bottle up, box in, box up, breezeway, cabin, cage, casket, cell …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 27 Cloister —    A covered walk about a Cathedral or Church or Collegiate building, oftentimes forming a portion of the quadrangle …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 28 cloister — clois|ter [ˈklɔıstə US ər] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: cloistre, from Latin claustrum bar keeping a door closed , from claudere to close ] 1.) [usually plural] a covered passage that surrounds one side of a square garden in a church …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29 cloister — sb. 2089 B …

    Oldest English Words

  • 30 cloister — clois·ter || klɔɪstÉ™ n. convent; monastery; covered walkway v. shut away; shut up in a convent or monastery …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 31 cloister n — Anyone with cloisterphobia should not consider becoming a monk! …

    English expressions

  • 32 cloister —    A covered walkway or ambulatory around an open court or garden. It was a common feature of medieval monasteries, connecting the monastery s church to its domestic parts. (pr. kloy ster) …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 33 cloister — n. 1. Convent walk, abbey walk, arched ambulatory. 2. Convent, monastery, abbey, nunnery, priory. 3. Arcade, colonnade, colonnaded court, piazza …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 34 Cloister — a quadrangle surrounded by roofed or vaulted passages connecting a major church to domestic or ancillary buildings …

    Medieval glossary

  • 35 cloister — n 1. covered walk, ambulatory, promenade, walkway, corridor; arcade, colonnade, gallery, piazza, archway; courtyard, quadrangle; portico, porch, stoa, U.S. veranda. 2. monastery, abbey, priory, friary, convent, nunnery, cenoby; novitiate,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 36 cloister — clois·ter …

    English syllables

  • 37 cloister —  Аркада …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 38 cloister —    This word (from the Latin claustrum, meaning bolt or enclosed place ) refers to a residence for members of areligious community; sometimes the word is used to refer to the courtyard or garden of such a residence …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 39 cloister — n. & v. n. 1 a covered walk, often with a wall on one side and a colonnade open to a quadrangle on the other, esp. in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral. 2 monastic life or seclusion. 3 a convent or monastery. v.tr. seclude or shut up… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 40 Cloister Inn — is one of the undergraduate eating clubs at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1912, Cloister occupies a neo Gothic building on Prospect Avenue, between Cap and Gown Club and Charter Club. Cloister closed… …

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