Penitentiary is defined as a prison, or a tribunal in the Roman Catholic Church.
Any place or situation regarded as like such a prison
(Slang) A penitentiary
A building used by the members of a guard when not walking a post
(U.S. Navy) A place where offenders are temporarily confined, as on a warship
A being locked up, as in jail
A cell is defined as the smallest unit of an organism with a nucleus.
A dark, often underground chamber used to confine prisoners.
A hypothetical prison proposed by Jeremy Bentham, having circular tiers of cells surrounding a central observation tower.
(Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
A jail or prison.
An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
A fountain pen.
(Southwestern US, chiefly Texas) A large metal container, usually placed near a wind-driven water pump, in an animal pen or field.
A similar fenced or enclosed area, especially one used for protection.
(Slang, Dial., former) A prison; jail
The definition of a hole is a hollow place, opening or break in something.
(Historical) In England, a poorhouse in which able residents had to work
An excited reaction or commotion:
a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
A form of punishment by which a student is made to stay after regular school hours.
A dungeon with a trapdoor in the ceiling as its only means of entrance or exit.
(Slang) A jail.
The right of having one's children in one's immediate care, awarded under various arrangements to one or both of the parents by a court as a result of a divorce or separation
A dance, originated in the West Indies, in which the dancers bend from the knees as far back as possible to pass beneath a horizontal bar that is set lower and lower
A coop is a small cage or other building used for housing chickens and other birds.
The definition of a reformatory is a correctional institute for children under 18 who are convicted of crimes where they receive discipline and training instead of punishment.
(Hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
Find another word for prison. In this page you can discover 53 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for prison, like: jail, penitentiary, prisons, gulag, big house, guardhouse, brig, clink, inmate, lockup and cell.