Dictionary Results for jail


1. jail - noun

· a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)

Synonym(s): jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey

Hypernym(s): correctional_institution




2. jail - verb

· lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

Synonym(s): imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put_behind_bars, jug, gaol, put_away, remand

Hypernym(s): confine, detain





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