Definition of prison in English:
A building (or vessel) in which people are legally held as a punishment for crimes they have committed or while awaiting trial: he died in prison both men were sent to prison
More example sentences
- The significance of this duty to those detained in prison, not least where prisons are crowded and prisoners often dangerous, is obvious.
- I was told that Mr Young is in prison in the USA awaiting trial on charges of fraud.
- People who have been in prison and who visit prisons will be with us.
verb (prisons, prisoning, prisoned)[with object] literary Back to top
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