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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clois·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloistered p. pr. & vb. n. Cloistering.] To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure.
    None among them are thought worthy to be styled religious persons but those that cloister themselves up in a monastery.   --Sharp.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clois·tered a.
 1. Dwelling in cloisters; solitary. Cloistered friars and vestal nuns.”
 In cloistered state let selfish sages dwell,
 Proud that their heart is narrow as their cell.   --Shenstone.
 2. Furnished with cloisters.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of communal life sequestered from the world under religious
             vows [syn: cloistral, conventual, monastic, monastical]
      2: providing privacy or seclusion; "the cloistered academic
         world of books"; "sat close together in the sequestered
         pergola"; "sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade
         tree"; "a secluded romantic spot" [syn: reclusive, secluded,