Definitions for: Dungeon


[n] a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined
[n] the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress



Webster (1913) Definition: Dun"geon, n. [OE. donjoun highest tower of a castle,
tower, prison, F. donjon tower or platform in the midst of a
castle, turret, or closet on the top of a house, a keep of a
castle, LL. domnio, the same word as LL. dominus lord. See
Dame, Don, and cf. Dominion, Domain, Demesne,
Danger, Donjon.]
A close, dark prison, common?, under ground, as if the lower
apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being
used as prisons.

Down with him even into the deep dungeon. -- Tyndale.

Year after year he lay patiently in a dungeon. --
Macaulay.


Dun"geon, v. t.
To shut up in a dungeon. --Bp. Hall.

Synonyms: donjon, keep

See Also: castle, cell, fastness, jail cell, oubliette, prison cell, stronghold

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