cloister-garth

cloisˈter-garth noun
The court or yard enclosed by a cloister
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Main Entry:cloister

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  • Cloister garth — Cloister Clois ter, n. [OF. cloistre, F. clo[^i]tre, L. claustrum, pl. claustra, bar, bolt, bounds, fr. claudere, clausum, to close. See {Close}, v. t., and cf. {Claustral}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An inclosed place. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloister garth — noun : an open court surrounded by cloisters especially in a group of buildings of a monastery or college * * * garth (def. 1). [1840 50] * * * cloister garth, the open court which a cloister surrounds …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloister garth — garth (def. 1). [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • cloister-garth — /ˈklɔɪstə gaθ/ (say kloystuh gahth) noun → garth (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cloister — Clois ter, n. [OF. cloistre, F. clo[^i]tre, L. claustrum, pl. claustra, bar, bolt, bounds, fr. claudere, clausum, to close. See {Close}, v. t., and cf. {Claustral}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An inclosed place. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A covered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garth — (g[aum]rth), n. [Icel. gar[eth]r yard. See {Yard}.] 1. A close; a yard; a croft; a garden; as, a cloister garth. [1913 Webster] A clapper clapping in a garth To scare the fowl from fruit. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. A dam or weir for catching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloister — cloisterless, adj. cloisterlike, adj. /kloy steuhr/, n. 1. a covered walk, esp. in a religious institution, having an open arcade or colonnade usually opening onto a courtyard. 2. a courtyard, esp. in a religious institution, bordered with such… …   Universalium

  • garth — /gahrth/, n. 1. Also called cloister garth. an open courtyard enclosed by a cloister. 2. Archaic. a yard or garden. [1300 50; ME < ON garthr farm, farmyard, courtyard; see YARD2] * * * …   Universalium

  • garth — /gaθ/ (say gahth) noun 1. the open court enclosed by a cloister; cloister garth. 2. Obsolete a yard or garden. {Middle English, from Old Norse garðr, related to yard2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cloister — Cloisters redirects here. For the museum in New York City, see The Cloisters. For other uses, see Cloister (disambiguation). Cloister at Salisbury Cathedral …   Wikipedia

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