Cloister

A cloister is a covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court; the term is also applied to a series of such passages on the different sides of any court, especially that of a monastery or a college. Cloisters are. always contiguous to the church, and are arranged round three or four sides of a quadrangular area, with numerous large windows l...
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Cloister

[disambiguation] A cloister is a covered walkway with an open colonnade on one side that faces a quadrangle or garth. Cloister may also refer to: ...
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cloister

Part of a monastery; a quadrangle surrounded by covered passages. It connects the domestic parts of the monastery with the church. Usually located on the south side of the church.
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cloister

[n] - a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions) 2. [v] - surround with a cloister, as of a garden 3. [v] - seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister
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Cloister

four-sided enclosure with a covered walk along each side connecting a church with the principal administrative and domestic buildings
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Cloister

A covered passage around a quadrangle at the side of the church.
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cloister

In architecture, a quadrangle surrounded by walkways or covered passages for shelter from rain, attached to monastic buildings and cathedrals, and often also...
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Cloister

This is a covered walkway around the courtyard within a monastery. It was used as a place of ceremony - including processions, foot-washing (to imitate Jesus) and readings in the Collation service. Since the collation readings were not devotional sitting was allowed. The monks sat beneath decorative arches. The reader stood in a pulpit - standing d...
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Cloister

An enclosed walkway, usually forming four sides around a garden, which was the centre of medieval monastic life. From the cloister access could be gained to the most important rooms of the monastery.
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Cloister

Clois'ter noun [ Old French cloistre , French cloƮtre , Latin claustrum , plural claustra , bar, bolt, bounds, from claudere , clausum , to close. See Close , transitive verb , and confer Claustral .] 1. An i...
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Cloister

Clois'ter transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cloistered ; present participle & verbal noun Cloistering .] To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure. « None among them are thought worthy to b...
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cloister

verb seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister; `She cloistered herself in the office`
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cloister

verb surround with a cloister, as of a garden
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Cloister

• (v. t.) the series of such passages on the different sides of any court, esp. that of a monastery or a college. • (v. t.) A covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court; • (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure. • (v. t.) A monastic establishment; a place for retirement from t...
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cloister

quadrilateral enclosure surrounded by covered walkways, and usually attached to a monastic or cathedral church and sometimes to a college. The term ... [4 related articles]
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Cloister

Internal courtyard of a monastery or convent with a portico of slender columns supporting a roof and resting on a low wall.
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cloister

cloister, unroofed space forming part of a religious establishment and surrounded by the various buildings or by enclosing walls. Generally, it is provided on all sides with a vaulted passageway consisting of continuous colonnades or arcades opening onto a court. The cloister is a characteristic par...
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Cloister

The term cloister is applied to a monastic establishment; a place for retirement from the world for religious duties.
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cloister

In architecture, a quadrangle surrounded by walkways or covered passages for shelter from rain, attached to monastic buildings and cathedrals, and often also to colleges. The church would be linked to other areas of the convent or monastery via the cloisters
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Cloister

A cloister (from Latin claustrum, `enclosure`) is an open space surrounded by covered walks or open galleries, with open arcades on the inner side, running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth. The attachment of a cloister to a cathedral or church, commonly against a warm southern flank, usually indicates that it is (or.....
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Cloister

four-sided enclosure with a covered walk along each side connecting a church with the principal administrative and domestic buildings
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