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1. jail

noun. ['ˈdʒeɪl'] 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
  • pokey
  • holding cell
  • house of correction
  • bastille
  • slammer
  • jailhouse
  • hoosegow
  • gaol
  • clink
  • poky
  • correctional institution
  • hoosgow

Antonyms

  • fast
  • precede
  • uncover
  • rush

Etymology

  • gaiole (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Jail

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word jail


1. Noun, singular or mass
Felony jail time may be served in county jail or state prison.

2. Adjective
Those convicted of this white collar crime can face a fine or jail time.

Quotes containing the word jail


1. Being incarcerated is truly very serious, and it has changed my life to such an extent that breaking the cycle has become my sole focus. Jail is definitely not cool. Education is.
- Ja Rule

2. When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.
- Groucho Marx

3. Jace shook his blond head in exasperation. "You had to make a crazy jail friend, didn't you? You couldn't just count ceiling tiles or tame a pet mouse like normal prisoners do?
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

2. jail

verb. ['ˈdʒeɪl'] lock up or confine, in or as in a jail.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • accelerate
  • enable
  • increase
  • unrestricted

Etymology

  • gaiole (Middle English (1100-1500))
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