HyperDic: cloister

English > 5 senses of the word cloister:
NOUNartifactcloister, religious residenceresidence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
artifactcloistera courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
VERBstativecloistersurround with a cloister, as of a garden
contactcloistersurround with a cloister
changecloisterseclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
cloister > pronunciation
Soundskloy'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > cloister: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningresidence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery).
Synonymreligious residence
NarrowerconventA religious residence especially for nuns
monasteryThe residence of a religious community
prioryreligious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
BroaderresidenceThe official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)
Spanishclaustro, residencia religiosa
Catalanclaustre, residència religiosa
Adjectivescloistralof communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
Verbscloisterseclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
English > cloister: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions).
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Broadercourt, courtyardAn area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
Spanishclaustro
Catalanclaustre
Verbscloistersurround with a cloister, as of a garden
English > cloister: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningSurround with a cloister, as of a garden.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broadersurround, environ, ring, skirt, borderExtend on all sides of simultaneously
Spanishenclaustrar, recluir
Catalanenclaustrar, recloure
Nounscloistera courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
English > cloister: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningSurround with a cloister.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"cloister the garden"
Broadersurround, environ, ring, skirt, borderExtend on all sides of simultaneously
English > cloister: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningseclude from the world in or as if in a cloister.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"She cloistered herself in the office"
Broaderisolate, insulateplace or set apart
Spanishenclaustrarse
Catalanenclaustrar-se, enclaustrar
Nounscloisterresidence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

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