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English noun: cloister

1. cloister (artifact) residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

Synonymsreligious residence

Broader (hypernym)residence

Narrower (hyponym)convent, monastery, priory

2. cloister (artifact) a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

Broader (hypernym)court, courtyard

Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief

English verb: cloister

1. cloister (stative) surround with a cloister, as of a garden

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround

2. cloister (contact) surround with a cloister

SamplesCloister the garden.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)border, environ, ring, skirt, surround

3. cloister (change) seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

SamplesShe cloistered herself in the office.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)insulate, isolate

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