Definition of prison in English:


Syllabification: pris·on
Pronunciation: /ˈprizən


verb (prisons, prisoning, prisoned)

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  • Imprison: the young man prisoned behind the doors
    More example sentences
    • The soft gaze of his eyes vanished as they adjusted to the metal grates prisoning and protecting his eyeholes.


late Old English, from Old French prisun, from Latin prensio(n-), variant of prehensio(n-) 'laying hold of', from the verb prehendere.

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