['prɪz(ə)n] or ['prɪzn]


(noun.) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment.

(noun.) a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement.

Edited by Adrian--From WordNet


(n.) A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o/ confinement, restraint, or safe custody.

(n.) Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.

(v. t.) To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.

(v. t.) To bind (together); to enchain.

Typed by Laverne

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. Jail, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, house of correction, DUNGEON.

Inputed by Kurt


n. a building for the confinement of criminals &c.: a jail: any place of confinement.—v.t. to shut in prison restrain.— Pris′on-bars whatever confines or restrains.—ns. Pris′oner one arrested or confined in prison: a captive; Pris′oner's- Pris′on-base a game among boys in which those who are caught in a certain way are confined as prisoners—a corr. of prison-bars; Pris′on-fē′ver typhus-fever; Pris′on-house place of confinement; Pris′onment (Shak.) confinement in a prison—usually imprisonment; Pris′on-ship; Pris′on-van a closed conveyance for carrying prisoners.—State prisoner one confined for a political offence in a state prison.

Typed by Brian

Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream of a prison, is the forerunner of misfortune in every instance, if it encircles your friends, or yourself. To see any one dismissed from prison, denotes that you will finally overcome misfortune. See Jail.

Edited by Janet

Unserious Contents or Definition

n. A place of punishments and rewards. The poet assures us that—

Typist: Yvette


Edited by Alison


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