Definition of cloistered
1 : being or living in or as if in a cloister cloistered nuns
2 : providing shelter from contact with the outside world the cloistered atmosphere of a small college the cloistered life of the monastery
Examples of cloistered in a Sentence
She leads a private, cloistered life in the country.
He spent most of his adult life cloistered in universities.
Recent Examples of cloistered from the Web
Teaching at CUNY in particular appeals to those who like the idea of teaching students who don’t have access to exclusive, cloistered classrooms, Ms. Marvin said.
A group of accelerators and incubators are coming on to the scene offering expertise and connections in the cloistered world of overseas manufacturing.
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First Known Use of cloistered
CLOISTERED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cloistered for English Language Learners
: separated from the rest of the world : protected from the problems and concerns of everyday life
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