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1. prison

noun. ['ˈprɪzən'] a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment.

Synonyms

  • prison house
  • state prison
  • cellblock
  • bastille
  • correctional institution
  • panopticon
  • ward
  • choky
  • chokey

Antonyms

  • exclusion
  • disequilibrium
  • acceptance
  • equilibrium

Etymology

  • prison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prehensio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Prison

  • commision
  • krizan
  • risen
  • kisan
  • dizon
  • arisen
  • isn't

How do you pronounce prison?

Pronounce prison as ˈprɪzən.

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How do you spell prison? Is it prision ?

A common misspelling of prison is prision

Example sentences of the word prison


1. Noun, singular or mass
Figure out which date you would like to spend the night in the prison.

Quotes containing the word prison


1. I'm involved in quite a few ministries as a bridge builder, trying to match generous givers and donors to other ministries. Based on my past, I'm also involved in mainly the prison ministry. I go to jails and prisons and share my story, trying to give them some hope.
- Lex Luger

2. The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there's a man she's been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, 'What is he doing?' She says you don't sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her.
- Richard LaGravenese

3. Over the years I've learned how to lock myself up in a prison of hope, knowing that God has nothing but His best planned for me. He promised me things concerning my ministry and my life.
- Joyce Meyer

2. prison-breaking

noun. an escape from jail.

Synonyms

  • prisonbreak
  • jailbreak
  • escape
  • flight
  • breakout
  • break

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • confront
  • domestic flight
  • international flight

3. prison

noun. ['ˈprɪzən'] a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement.

Synonyms

  • state of affairs
  • prison house

Antonyms

  • rejection

Etymology

  • prison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • prehensio (Latin)
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