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clois·ter

 (kloi′stər)
n.
1.
a. A quadrangle enclosed by an open colonnade and a covered walk.
b. The covered walk enclosing such a quadrangle.
2.
a. A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion.
b. Life in a monastery or convent.
3. A secluded, quiet place.
tr.v. clois·tered, clois·ter·ing, clois·ters
1. To shut away from the world in or as if in a cloister; seclude.
2. To furnish (a building) with a cloister.

[Middle English cloistre, from Old French, alteration (influenced by cloison, partition) of clostre, from Latin claustrum, enclosed place, from claudere, to close.]

cloistered

(ˈklɔɪstəd)
adj
1. secluded or shut up from the world
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) living in a monastery or nunnery
3. (Architecture) (of a building, courtyard, etc) having or provided with a cloister

clois•tered

(ˈklɔɪ stərd)

adj.
1. secluded from the world; sheltered.
2. having a cloister.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cloistered - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vowscloistered - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
2.cloistered - 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"
private - confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life"

cloistered

adjective sheltered, protected, restricted, shielded, confined, insulated, secluded, reclusive, shut off, sequestered, withdrawn, cloistral She was stifled by the cloistered life imposed on women at that time.
public, social, outgoing, gregarious
Translations

cloistered

[ˈklɔɪstəd] ADJ to lead a cloistered lifellevar una vida de ermitaño

cloistered

[ˈklɔɪstərd] adj [world, existence] (= sheltered) → protégé(e)

cloistered

adj
(fig)weltabgeschieden; way of thinkingweltfremd or -fern (liter); to lead a cloistered life (= isolated)in klösterlicher Abgeschiedenheit leben; (= sheltered)ein streng or klösterlich behütetes Leben führen
(Archit) a cloistered courtyardein Klosterhof mmit Kreuzgang

cloistered

[ˈklɔɪstəd] adj (life) → da recluso/a
References in classic literature ?
In the wooded places are many little cloistered nooks, quiet places where lovers go to sit on Sunday afternoons.
From certain cloistered old authors I have gathered that this same sea-unicorn's horn was in ancient days regarded as the great antidote against poison, and as such, preparations of it brought immense prices.
Toward sunset we entered a beautiful green valley dotted with chalets, a cozy little domain hidden away from the busy world in a cloistered nook among giant precipices topped with snowy peaks that seemed to float like islands above the curling surf of the sea of vapor that severed them from the lower world.
Now slow The plectrum led to prayer the cloistered chords, Now loudly with the crash of falling rain, Now soft as the leaf whispering of words, Now loud and soft together as the long Patter of pearls and seed-pearls on a dish Of marble; liquid now as from the bush Warbles the mango bird; meandering Now as the streamlet seawards; voiceless now As the wild torrent in the strangling arms Of her ice-lover, lying motionless, Lulled in a passion far too deep for sound.
But he seems to put away the objective side of his life, and to shut himself up in this cold north as a cloistered thinker.
One must not ask too much of a gentleman who is in love with a cloistered nun.
Beyond this court, let there be an inward court, of the same square and height; which is to be environed with the garden on all sides; and in the inside, cloistered on all sides, upon decent and beautiful arches, as high as the first story.
Guppy becomes conscious of a manly whisker emerging from the cloistered walk below and turning itself up in the direction of his face.
How cloistered and constitutionally sequestered from the market and from scandal
Thereupon a eulogy of the marvellous fish, with a thousand delicate allusions to the young betrothed of Marguerite of Flanders, then sadly cloistered in at Amboise, and without a suspicion that Labor and Clergy, Nobility and Merchandise had just made the circuit of the world in his behalf.
I have bought three copies of it during my lifetime; and I am informed by the publishers that its cloistered existence is still a steady and healthy one.
Hegan lived all his life cloistered with books in a world of agitation.