clois·ter

/ˈkloıstɚ/ noun, pl -ters [count]
1 : a place where monks or nuns live : a monastery or convent
2 : a covered path or hall with arches that is on the side of a building (such as a monastery or church) and that has one open side usually facing a courtyard

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • clois|ter|er — «KLOYS tuhr uhr», noun. a monk or nun …   Useful english dictionary

  • clois|ter — …   Useful english dictionary

  • en|clois|ter — «ehn KLOYS tuhr», transitive verb. Obsolete. 1. to confine in a cloister. 2. to shut in; confine; immure …   Useful english dictionary

  • clois — clois·ter·er; clois·ter·less; clois·ter·ly; clois·tral; clois·ter; clois·ter·al; …   English syllables

  • ter — ter; ter·a·con·ic; ter·a·cryl·ic; ter·a·glin; ter·aph; ter·as; ter·a·tism; ter·a·to·genesis; ter·a·to·gen·ic; ter·a·to·log·i·cal; ter·a·tol·o·gist; ter·a·tol·o·gy; ter·a·to·ma; ter·a·to·sis; ter·bi·um; ter·centennial; ter·centesimal; ter·ce·ron;… …   English syllables

  • cloister — clois·ter …   English syllables

  • cloisteral — clois·ter·al …   English syllables

  • cloisterer — clois·ter·er …   English syllables

  • cloisterly — clois·ter·ly …   English syllables

  • cloister — clois|ter1 [ klɔıstər ] noun count 1. ) often plural a covered path around an open area in the center of a large building such as a CATHEDRAL or MONASTERY 2. ) LITERARY a MONASTERY or CONVENT cloister clois|ter 2 [ klɔıstər ] verb transitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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