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Synonyms for prison
ˈprɪz ənprison

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  1. prisonnoun

    to imprison

    The cold stone walls of the prison had stood for over a century.

    imprisonment, bridewell

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prison, prison housenoun

    a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment

    prison house

  2. prison, prison housenoun

    a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement

    prison house

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. prisonnoun

    jail, penitentiary, bridewell, workhouse, house of correction, DUNGEON

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prisonnoun

    penitentiary, bridewell, jail, house of correction, clink, bastille

    Associated words:
    mittimus, commit, commitment, turnkey, warden, remand, prisoner, convict

  2. prisonverb

    imprison, incarcerate

    Associated words:
    mittimus, commit, commitment, turnkey, warden, remand, prisoner, convict

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  1. Ryun King:

    I've had a father that told me that he didn't take [his] shirt off in front of his kids ever … because of some mistake he made when he was in his early 20s in prison and got in with the wrong crowd.

  2. Robert Green Ingersoll:

    Intellectual liberty is the air of the soul, the sunshine of the mind, and without it, the world is a prison, the universe a dungeon.

  3. Marion Smith:

    This is a huge irony, north Korea is a giant prison where mass starvation is happening. It is an insane regime where there is no respect for human rights, and it is patently absurd that they would take this opportunity to criticize the U.S.

  4. De Silva:

    The government of Sri Lanka is very happy to announce that the appeal for clemency on the sentence was successful and the Sri Lankan national will have to serve a reduced term in prison.

  5. Wells Fargo & Co:

    Our credit exposure to private prison companies has significantly decreased and is expected to continue to decline, and we are not actively marketing to that sector.

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