A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o&?; confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
- A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention, especially persons convicted of crimes.
- A place or condition of confinement or forcible restraint.
- A state of imprisonment or captivity.
- To confine in or as if in a prison; imprison.