Jail Synonyms and Antonyms

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A cell is defined as the smallest unit of an organism with a nucleus.
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(Slang) A jail
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(US, dialect) A prison or gaol/jail.
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A building, usually with cells, where convicted criminals, esp. those serving longer sentences, are confined
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One that slams:
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Syn. death row.
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(Intransitive, computing) to cease responding, to freeze
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(US, slang) A jail.
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A penitentiary.
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A more or less cylindrical vessel for liquids, usually of steel or aluminium.
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A camp or premises in which persons considered to be undesirable by those who control it are hidden away, mistreated, and even killed.
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The fuel reservoir of a vehicle.
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(Informal) A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
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To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
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The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
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(Slang) A bottle of whiskey
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(Historical) The main tower of a castle or fortress, located within the castle walls. (According to keep, the word comes "from the Middle English term kype, meaning basket or cask, and was a term applied to the shell keep at Guînes, said to resemble a barrel".)
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In ancient warfare, a tower for defense or attack; small fortress
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(Onomatopoeia) The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.
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To shut in; confine.
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(UK) Alternative spelling of jail.
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A place for incarcerating prisoners; a jail.
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To set aside in a fund rather than spend as prescribed:
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(Botany) A point on a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows.
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An underground prison or vault, typically built underneath a castle.
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(Historical) A place of temporary confinement for debtors, kept by a bailiff, where debtors were sponged of all money they had on themselves, before being transferred to debtor's prison.
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A barrel or cask for liquor.
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A penal institution for the discipline, reformation, and training of young or first offenders.
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The definition of a pen is a small yard or animal enclosure, or an tool used to draw or write with ink.
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Any jail or other place of confinement including work camps, jails, reformatories, penitentiaries, and correctional institutions.
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(Chiefly US) A prison, reformatory, or similar institution in which people are confined for the purpose of punishment and/or social rehabilitation.
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A jail for the detention of military personnel guilty of minor offenses or awaiting court-martial.
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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.
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(U.S. Navy) A place where offenders are temporarily confined, as on a warship
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An enclosure protected by a wall of wooden posts
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A gambling device based on the card game poker
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(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
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To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.
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To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
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To shut up within or as within walls; imprison, confine, or seclude
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To equip (a canal, etc.) with a lock or locks
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The act of placing the object into the goal.
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A room used by guards on duty.
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(Field hockey or ice hockey, water polo) the goal.
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An enclosed area for catching or keeping fish, esp. the inner section of a pound net
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An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
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(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.
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To store, add to one's stores for later use.
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(Historical) A former unit to measure the intensity of light, approximately 9.74 candelas
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(US, countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
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To send back (a person) into legal custody, as to a jail or prison.
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A colonial territory used (mainly) for the detention and forced labor of deportees, typically where free labor is desperately scarce.
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A concealed dungeon having a trap door in the ceiling as its only opening
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Plural form of hulk
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To intern is defined as to detain and keep someone or something from moving.
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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.
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(Dated in UK, rare elsewhere) A small prison, or a police station that has cells.
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Antonyms for Jail

To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
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To set free from confinement or bondage:
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(Slang) To steal or loot, esp. from a defeated enemy in wartime
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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.
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Free means to release or let go.
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The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
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Words Related to Jail

To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
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Find another word for jail. In this page you can discover 84 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for jail, like: cell, pokey, calaboose, throw in stir, prison, slammer, death-house, put behind bars, lock up, hoosegow and big house.