HyperDic: gaol

English > 2 senses of the word gaol:
NOUNartifactgaol, jail, jailhouse, clink, slammer, poky, pokeya correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
VERBsocialgaol, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, put away, remandlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
English > gaol: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).
Synonymsjail, jailhouse, clink, slammer, poky, pokey
NarrowerbastilleA jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
holding cellA jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
hoosegow, hoosgowslang for a jail
house of correction(formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
lockupjail in a local police station
workhouseA county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
Broadercorrectional institutionA penal institution maintained by the government
Spanishcalabozo, cárcel, gayola, gobi, penal, penalti, pokey, presidio, prisión, talego, trullo
Catalancalabós, garjola, penal, pokey, presidi, presó
Verbsgaollock up or confine, in or as in a jail
English > gaol: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninglock up or confine, in or as in a jail.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to gaol the prisoners
Synonymsimprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, put away, remand
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishapresar, aprisionar, encarcelar
Catalanempresonar, encarcerar, engarjolar
Nounsgaola correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful / lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
gaolersomeone who guards prisoners

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