1. Dwelling in cloisters; solitary. "Cloistered friars and vestal nuns." Hudibras.
In cloistered state let selfish sages dwell,
Proud that their heart is narrow as their cell.
2. Furnished with cloisters. Sir H. Wotton.
(Clois"ter*er) n. [Cf. OF. cloistier.] One belonging to, or living in, a cloister; a recluse.
(Clois"tral) a. Of, pertaining to, or confined in, a cloister; recluse. [Written also cloisteral.]
Best become a cloistral exercise.
(Clois"tress) n. A nun. [R.] Shak.
(Cloke) n. & v. See Cloak. [Obs.]
(Clomb Clomb"en) imp. & p. p. of Climb (for climbed). [Obs.]
The sonne, he sayde, is clomben up on hevene.
(Clomp) n. See Clamp.
(Clong) imp. of Cling. [Obs.]
Clonic spasm. (Med.) See under Spasm.
(Clon"ic) a. [Gr. klo`nos a violent, confused motion; cf. F. clonique.] (Med.) Having an irregular,
convulsive motion. Dunglison.
(Cloom) v. t. [A variant of clam to clog.] To close with glutinous matter. [Obs.] Mortimer.
(Cloop) n. [An onomatopia.] The sound made when a cork is forcibly drawn from a bottle. "The
cloop of a cork wrenched from a bottle." Thackeray.
(Close) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Closed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Closing.] [From OF. & F. clos, p. p. of
clore to close, fr. L. claudere; akin to G. schliessen to shut, and to E. clot, cloister, clavicle, conclude,
sluice. Cf. Clause, n.]
1. To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
2. To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; often used with
3. To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a
bargain; to close a course of instruction.
One frugal supper did our studies close.
4. To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to confine.
The depth closed me round about.
Jonah ii. 5.
But now thou dost thyself immure and close A closed sea, a sea within the jurisdiction of some particular nation, which controls its navigation.
In some one corner of a feeble heart.
(Close), v. i.