Definitions for: Imprison


[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"
[v] confine as if in a prison; "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*pris"on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imprisoned; p. pr.
& vb. n. Imprisoning.] [OE. enprisonen, OF. enprisoner, F.
emprisonner; pref. en- (L. in) + F. & OF. prison. See
Prison.]
1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody;
to confine.

He imprisoned was in chains remediles. --Spenser.

2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.

Try to imprison the resistless wind. --Dryden.

Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure.

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

See Also: confine, detain

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