|1.||[ noun ] (housing) residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)|
|Related terms:||residence monastery convent priory|
|2.||[ verb ] seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister|
"She cloistered herself in the office"
|Related terms:||isolate religious_residence|
|3.||[ verb ] surround with a cloister, as of a garden|
|4.||[ noun ] (geography) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)|
|Related terms:||court religion|