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1. gaol

noun. 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).

Synonyms

  • lockup
  • jail
  • pokey
  • holding cell
  • house of correction
  • bastille
  • slammer
  • jailhouse
  • hoosegow
  • clink
  • poky
  • correctional institution
  • hoosgow

Antonyms

  • fast
  • precede
  • uncover
  • rush

Etymology

  • gayole (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. gaol

verb. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail.

Synonyms

  • put behind bars
  • jail
  • jug
  • put away
  • detain
  • incarcerate
  • immure
  • confine
  • imprison
  • remand

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • enable
  • increase
  • unrestricted

Etymology

  • gayole (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word gaol


1. Noun, singular or mass
The gaol of the game is to play all of your cards from your hand before any of your opponents play their cards.

2. Verb, base form
An obvious misevaluation would be a fraud and so those implementing such a policy could be sent to gaol.

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