HyperDic: detention

English > 2 senses of the word detention:
NOUNstatedetention, detainment, hold, custodya state of being confined (usually for a short time)
actdetentiona punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
detention > pronunciation
Soundsdihteh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > detention: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of being confined (usually for a short time).
Example"his detention was politically motivated"
Synonymsdetainment, hold, custody
BroaderconfinementThe state of being confined
Spanishcustodia
Catalancustòdia
Verbsdetaindeprive of freedom
English > detention: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home.
Example"the detention of tardy pupils"
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing
Spanishdetención
Catalandetenció
Verbsdetaindeprive of freedom

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