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cloister

noun

1 cloister

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

synonym: religious residence.

Roget 1000: place of worship; house of God, house of prayer.    temple, cathedral, minster, church, kirk, chapel, meetinghouse, bethel, tabernacle, conventicle, ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Dutch: communauteit, communiteit, convent, klooster, kloostergemeenschap, kruisgang



2 cloister

A courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions).

Polish: wirydarz

verb

1 cloister

Surround with a cloister, as of a garden.

Roget 751: restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall; restrict; debar etc. ... show more

2 cloister

Surround with a cloister.

3 cloister

Seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister.


Moby thesaurus: Easter sepulcher, abbey, access, adytum, aisle, alley, ambry, ambulatory, aperture, apse, arcade, areaway, artery, ashram, avenue, baptistery, blindstory, bottle up, box in, box up ... show more.

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