Definition of cloister noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cloister

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    NAmE//ˈklɔɪstər//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a covered passage with arches around a square garden, usually forming part of a cathedral, convent, or monastery
  2. 2[singular] life in a convent or monastery the calm of the cloister
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