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Meaning of word jail from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

jail   noun

Meaning : A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).

Synonyms : clink, gaol, jailhouse, pokey, poky, slammer

jail   verb

Meaning : Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail.

Example : The suspects were imprisoned without trial.
The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life.

Synonyms : gaol, immure, imprison, incarcerate, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand