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.
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.
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,