Dictionary Results for detention

1. detention - noun

· a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

Synonym(s): detainment, hold, custody

Hypernym(s): confinement

2. detention - noun

· a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home; "the detention of tardy pupils"

Hypernym(s): punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

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