After World War II, interstate highways opened, and new bypasses rerouted life away from cloistered downtowns.
Formerly a playground for Sunday school kids, it has a spooky, cloistered feel to it.
Why should the cloistered wants of juvenile men, with baby opinions, dominate any medium and industry so many of us care about?
They expect speedy action to integrate that cloistered community into the army and the workforce.
She lands in a pint-sized apartment, and shares a bunk bed and cloistered bathroom with another teen model.
His small feet were cloistered in small, thick boots of glittering brilliance.
The home, cloistered off, exclusive, can hardly be said to exist.
Sometimes they are the work of departed saints or cloistered nuns; and a terrible waste of time they seem to our modern eyes.
How cloistered and constitutionally sequestered from the market and from scandal!
The monastery itself, one of the oldest in Milan, formed a retreat for cloistered virgins following the rule of S. Benedict.
early 13c., from Old French cloistre "monastery, convent; enclosure" (12c., Modern French cloître), from Medieval Latin claustrum "portion of monastery closed off to laity," from Latin claustrum (usually in plural, claustra) "place shut in, enclosure; bar, bolt, means of shutting in," from past participle stem of claudere (see close (v.)).
"The original purpose of cloisters was to afford a place in which the monks could take exercise and recreation" [Century Dictionary]. Spelling in French influenced by cloison "partition." Old English had clustor, clauster in the sense "prison, lock, barrier," directly from Latin, and cf. from the same source Dutch klooster, German Kloster, Polish klasztor.
c.1400 (implied in cloistered), from cloister (n.). Figurative use from c.1600. Related: Cloistered; cloistering.