monastery or convent

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • cloister — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. abbey, priory, convent, hermitage, monastery; retreat, sanctuary; arcade, colonnade. See seclusion, abode, temple. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A place of religious seclusion] Syn. monastery, convent, abbey …   English dictionary for students

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  • abbey — n monastery, religious house, priory, cloister, cenoby, friary; convent, nunnery; seminary …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cloister — n 1. covered walk, ambulatory, promenade, walkway, corridor; arcade, colonnade, gallery, piazza, archway; courtyard, quadrangle; portico, porch, stoa, U.S. veranda. 2. monastery, abbey, priory, friary, convent, nunnery, cenoby; novitiate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • convent — n 1. nunnery, motherhouse, novitiate; religious community, abbey, priory, cloister, cenoby; religious life, religion, sisterhood, nunhood, nunship. 2.See monastery(def.1) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hermitage — n 1. retreat, refuge, haven, shelter, asylum, resort, sanctuary, sanctum sanctorum, ark, covert, hideaway, mew; arbor, bower. 2. cloister, monastery, abbey, priory, friary, convent, nunnery, cenoby. 3. cabin, cottage, cot, hut, bungalow, shack,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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