Translation of cloister in Spanish:

cloister

Pronunciation: /ˈklɔɪstər; ˈklɔɪstə(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Architecture/Arquitectura] (often plural/frecuentemente plural) claustro (masculine)
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    • In Carthusian houses the individual cells occupied by members of the community open from the cloister walk.
    • A trumpet sounded through the sun-bathed cloisters of Manchester Cathedral after the coffin of Stephen Oake was borne in by six pall-bearers yesterday.
    • Hundreds of us occupied the cathedral cloisters and held a short rally.
    1.2 [Religion/Religión] claustro (masculine)
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    • Sometimes Behrens recalls these stories from the vantage point of the monastic cloister.
    • The setting is revolutionary France and a cloister of Carmelite nuns.
    • There were many famous cloisters in Byzantium where such women placed themselves at the service of society as a whole.
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    • Jedidah, before you commit yourself to the cloisters, we want to give you a choice.
    • When we meet Jesus in the medieval West, it is, in these and other ways, most often as the Christ of the cloisters.
    • This embrace of the mystical dimension of faith does not require withdrawal to the cloister or a privatized Christianity.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • he's been cloistered away all day ha estado encerrado or enclaustrado todo el día he cloisters himself (away) with his books se encierra or se enclaustra con sus libros

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