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clois·ter

cloister

 
pronunciation:
klo ih str
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place such as a monastery or convent where people live quiet, spiritual lives.
synonyms:
abbey, convent, monastery
definition 2: a covered walk around the inside of a building that faces an open central courtyard.
similar words:
arbor, gallery
derivation: cloistral (adj.)
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