clois·tered


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • clois|tered — «KLOYS tuhrd», adjective. 1. shut away in a quiet place; secluded: »The girls at that boarding school lead a cloistered life. 2. having a cloister …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloistered — clois|tered [ˈklɔıstəd US ərd] adj 1.) protected from the difficulties and demands of ordinary life ▪ Academics lead a cloistered life. 2.) a cloistered building contains cloisters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cloistered — clois|tered [ klɔıstərd ] adjective kept away from the noise, activity, or unpleasant responsibilities of ordinary life: The Countess lived a cloistered existence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cloistered — clois•tered [[t]ˈklɔɪ stərd[/t]] adj. 1) secluded from the world; sheltered 2) archit. having a cloister • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cloistered — Clois tered, a. 1. Dwelling in cloisters; solitary. Cloistered friars and vestal nuns. Hudibras. [1913 Webster] In cloistered state let selfish sages dwell, Proud that their heart is narrow as their cell. Shenstone. [1913 Webster] 2. Furnished… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncloistered — un•clois′tered adj …   From formal English to slang

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