HyperDic: custody

English > 3 senses of the word custody:
NOUNstatecustody, detention, detainment, holda state of being confined (usually for a short time)
actcustodyholding by the police
actcustody, hands(with 'in') guardianship over
custody > pronunciation
Soundskah'stahdiy
Rhymesalready ... yesterday: 132 rhymes with diy...
English > custody: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of being confined (usually for a short time).
Example "he is in the custody of police"
Synonymsdetention, detainment, hold
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
Spanishcustodia
Catalancustòdia
English > custody: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningholding by the police.
Example"the suspect is in custody"
Broaderimprisonment, internmentThe act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
Spanishcustodia
Catalancustòdia
English > custody: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(with 'in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child.
Examples
  • "your guests are now in my custody"
  • "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
Synonymhands
Broaderguardianship, keeping, safekeepingThe responsibility of a guardian or keeper
Spanishcustodia
Catalancustòdia
Adjectivescustodialproviding protective supervision

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