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Definitions of prison

  1. To imprison. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To shut up in a prison; to confine; to enchain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To bind (together); to enchain. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A public building for the confinement of criminals, etc.; jail; any place of confinement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A building for the confinement of criminals, etc.: a jail: any place of confinement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A jail; place of confinement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A place of confinement; jail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A public building for the confinement of criminals; any place of confinement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A building for the punishment or safe custody of criminals; a place for the confinement of accused persons or debtors; any place of confinement or restraint; sometimes in Scrip., spiritual bondage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for prison

  1. I'll get you both out of prison – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  2. " I need not, I suppose," said Louis calmly, " point out to you that there were some hundreds of them, at least ten to one, and that most of them were known to me- though not, I believe, those who remained behind to fire the prison – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
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