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meanings of cloister


  1. A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion.
  2. A covered walk with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle; especially:.
  3. Such an arcade fitted with representations of the stages of Christ's Passion.
  4. The monastic life.
  5. Such an arcade in a monastery;.


  1. To become a Roman Catholic religious.
  2. To provide with a cloister or cloisters.
  3. To confine in a cloister, voluntarily or not.
  4. To deliberately withdraw from worldly things.
  5. To protect or isolate.

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