HyperDic: jail

English > 2 senses of the word jail:
NOUNartifactjail, jailhouse, gaol, 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)
VERBsocialjail, imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jug, gaol, put away, remandlock up or confine, in or as in a jail
jail > pronunciation
Soundsjhey'l
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English > jail: 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).
Synonymsjailhouse, gaol, 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
Verbsjaillock up or confine, in or as in a jail
English > jail: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninglock up or confine, in or as in a jail.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to jail the prisoners
Synonymsimprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jug, gaol, put away, remand
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom
Spanishapresar, aprisionar, encarcelar
Catalanempresonar, encarcerar, engarjolar
Nounsjaila 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)
jailer, jailorsomeone who guards prisoners

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