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Another word for cloister

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Verb
  1. To put into solitude

    See also:

    include

Another word for cloister

Noun
  1. A place of religious seclusion

    See also:

    sanctuary

  2. A covered walk

      1. The cheapest seats in a theater, generally those of the uppermost gallery.
      2. The audience occupying a gallery or cheap section of a theater.
      3. A collection; an assortment:
      1. A series of arches supported by columns, piers, or pillars, either freestanding or attached to a wall to form a gallery.
      2. A place somewhat like a penny arcade, containing coin-operated video games
      3. A commercial establishment featuring an array of large mechanical or electronic games, such as pinball machines or video games, that charge players money before each game.
      1. Any covered or sheltered place for walking, as in a cloister

Synonym Study

  • A priory is a cloister ruled by a prior or prioress and is sometimes a subordinate branch of an abbey
  • An abbey is a cloister ruled by an abbot or abbess
  • Monastery usually refers to a cloister for men (monks)
  • Convent , once a general term synonymous with cloister , is now usually restricted to such a place for women (nuns), formerly called a nunnery
  • Cloister , in this comparison, is the general term for a place of religious seclusion, for either men or women, and emphasizes in connotation retirement from the world