Definition of dungeon in English:

dungeon

Syllabification: dun·geon
Pronunciation: /ˈdənjən
 
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noun

1A strong underground prison cell, especially in a castle.
More example sentences
  • For the past seventeen years he has been kept prisoner in the castle dungeons.
  • What goes on inside the CIA facilities, closer to medieval dungeons than modern prisons, can only be guessed at.
  • She miraculously encountered the prison dungeon and entered to get some answers.
Synonyms
underground prison, oubliette; cell, jail, lockup
informal skookum house
1.1(In fantasy role-playing games) a labyrinthine subterranean setting.
More example sentences
  • Whether one is driving on a race track or righting fantasy creeps in pseudo-medieval dungeons, one always has to be on guard.
  • The dungeon disappeared, many characters acquired new powers, and new restrictions on placement appeared, allowing cards to be combined.
  • You may also distribute your loot this way in order to make sure you can take everything not bolted down from every dungeon in the game.
1.2 archaic term for donjon.

verb

[with object] literary Back to top  
Imprison (someone) in a dungeon.

Origin

Middle English (also with the sense 'castle keep'): from Old French (perhaps originally with the sense 'lord's tower' or 'mistress tower'), based on Latin dominus 'lord, master'. Compare with donjon.

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