Part of speech:
A cell is defined as the smallest unit of an organism with a nucleus.
Syn. death row.
(Slang) A jail
One that slams:
A building, usually with cells, where convicted criminals, esp. those serving longer sentences, are confined
(Slang) A bottle of whiskey
A camp or premises in which persons considered to be undesirable by those who control it are hidden away, mistreated, and even killed.
To shut in; confine.
To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
(Botany) A point on a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows.
In ancient warfare, a tower for defense or attack; small fortress
(Informal) A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
(Onomatopoeia) The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.
To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed:
Limbo is defined as a state where you uncertainly await something important, such as a decision about your future or, in some Christian religions, a place where babies go after they die if they have not been baptized.
(U.S. Navy) A place where offenders are temporarily confined, as on a warship
An enclosed area for catching or keeping fish, esp. the inner section of a pound net
A penal institution for the discipline, reformation, and training of young or first offenders.
(Place, proper) A small dungeon at Calcutta: it was once believed that over 100 Europeans were confined there one night in 1756 by their Indian captors and died from heat and lack of air
To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
To shut up within or as within walls; imprison, confine, or seclude
Any jail or other place of confinement including work camps, jails, reformatories, penitentiaries, and correctional institutions.
The definition of a pen is a small yard or animal enclosure, or an tool used to draw or write with ink.
A place for incarcerating prisoners; a jail.
(Games) To determine the order of play by hitting or shooting a ball toward a mark, as in marbles or billiards, with the player whose ball stops closest to the mark going first.
(Slang) To steal or loot, esp. from a defeated enemy in wartime
A concealed dungeon having a trap door in the ceiling as its only opening
An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
The act of placing the object into the goal.
A jail for the detention of military personnel guilty of minor offenses or awaiting court-martial.
A room used by guards on duty.
To equip (a canal, etc.) with a lock or locks
Free means to release or let go.
To send back (a person) into legal custody, as to a jail or prison.
A ledger or register recording particular transactions or events such as financial transactions and police arrests. To enter or record the details of a transaction or event into such a book. The process at a police station of completing an arrest, including fingerprinting and photographing the defendant.
The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
To set free from confinement or bondage:
To intern is defined as to detain and keep someone or something from moving.
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