Definitions for: Immure


[v] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*mure", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immured; p. pr. & vb.
n. Immuring.] [Pref. im- in + mure: cf. F. emmurer.]
1. To wall around; to surround with walls. [Obs.] --Sandys.

2. To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to
shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.

Those tender babes Whom envy hath immured within
your walls. --Shak.

This huge convex of fire, Outrageous to devour,
immures us round. --Milton.


Im*mure", n.
A wall; an inclosure. [Obs.] --Shak.

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

See Also: confine, detain

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