1. [ noun ] (housing) residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
Synonyms: religious_residence
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
Related terms: surround
4. [ noun ] (geography) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
Related terms: court religion
Similar spelling:   cloistered