Synonyms for cloister

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kloi-ster
Phonetic Transcription : ˈklɔɪ stər

Top 10 synonyms for cloister Other synonyms for the word cloister

Définition of cloister

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French cloistre "monastery, convent; enclosure" (12c., Modern French cloître), from Medieval Latin claustrum "portion of monastery closed off to laity," from Latin claustrum (usually in plural, claustra) "place shut in, enclosure; bar, bolt, means of shutting in," from past participle stem of claudere (see close (v.)).
  • "The original purpose of cloisters was to afford a place in which the monks could take exercise and recreation" [Century Dictionary]. Spelling in French influenced by cloison "partition." Old English had clustor, clauster in the sense "prison, lock, barrier," directly from Latin, and cf. from the same source Dutch klooster, German Kloster, Polish klasztor.
  • noun secluded religious place
Example sentences :
  • For five years Angelique lived and grew there, as if in a cloister, far away from the world.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • But, to say he turned his eyes upon the cloister keys, is a mere figure of speech.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The convent-bell struck midnight, and there was a foot-fall in the cloister.
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848 » by Various
  • This enclosed, quiet residence vaguely recalled the cloister.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • Here they may have supported the wooden roof of a cloister or porch.
  • Extract from : « Byzantine Churches in Constantinople » by Alexander Van Millingen
  • And is there, think you, no way of serving God but in the sterility of the cloister?
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Fra Gervasio was more than right when he said that mine was not a nature for the cloister.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • It was you who taught me the lesson that the world is God's world and that God is in the world as much as in the cloister.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Of the third court the cloister on the western side fronts the river.
  • Extract from : « England, Picturesque and Descriptive » by Joel Cook
  • So, too, there is not a cloister in the world that serves the world for God's sake.
  • Extract from : « The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained » by Martin Luther
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