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  1. jailnoun

    slammer, imprison

  2. jailnoun

    To imprison.

    slammer, imprison

  3. jailnoun

    Confinement in a jail.


  4. jailnoun


    I have to go to jail 5 days a week.


  5. jailnoun

    The condition created by the requirement that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for some period of time (usually 30 days).


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokeyverb

    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)

    clink, pokey, poky, slammer, jailhouse, click, gaol

  2. imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remandverb

    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"

    throw out, toss out, discard, put to sleep, immure, jug, tuck away, toss away, lock, cast away, remand, lock up, remit, shut up, send back, cast aside, put behind bars, fall back, dawdle, dispose, imprison, fall behind, put aside, shut away, cast out, chuck out, toss, throw away, gaol, fling, lock in, lock away, tuck in, lag, put away, incarcerate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jailnoun

    [written also, but not commonly, Gaol.] prison, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, TOLLBOOTH, JUG, house of correction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jailnoun

    prison, lockup, calaboose, workhouse, limbo

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  1. Stephen Farnsworth:

    If being in jail doesn't stop Joe Morrissey from being on the ballot, I doubt whether a health problem will either.

  2. New Mexico Pastor Steve Smothermon:

    We want to help people, but we are not going to be forced by the government and society or the politically correct to say we are going to believe in it, if they said,' Listen pastor, we are going to put you in jail if you don't honor this.' I am going to say,' Then put me in jail.'.

  3. Wendy Featherstone:

    Once you stop just acting and start to think, maybe you can take a different course of action and it can quite possibly keep you out of jail.

  4. Benito Vasquez-Hernandez:

    I don't like to be in jail. I want to get out.

  5. Amy Berman Jackson:

    The defendant did not spend six months in jail because he is a political prisoner. He was not prosecuted for his political views, the defendant came to the Capitol because he placed his trust in someone who repaid that trust by lying to him.

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