An inclosed place.
- A covered walk with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle.
- A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion.
- Life in a monastery or convent.
- A secluded, quiet place.
- To shut away from the world in or as if in a cloister; seclude.
- To furnish (a building) with a cloister.