1. [syn: imprison, incarcerate, lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol, put away, remand]
2. confine as if in a prison;
- Example: "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house he does not let them go out without a chaperone";
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Imprison \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
1. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody;
He imprisoned was in chains remediless. --Spenser.
2. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
Try to imprison the resistless wind. --Dryden.
Syn: To incarcerate; confine; immure.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: 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" [syn: imprison, incarcerate,
lag, immure, put behind bars, jail, jug, gaol,
put away, remand]
2: 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
77 Moby Thesaurus words for "imprison":
bastille, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, bolt in, bound,
box in, cage, cast in prison, chamber, check, circumscribe,
clap in jail, clap up, close in, compass, confine, constrain,
contain, coop, coop in, coop up, cordon, cordon off, corral, curb,
detain, encircle, enclose, encompass, enshrine, fence in, gaol,
hedge in, hem in, hold captive, hold in captivity, hold prisoner,
house in, immure, impound, incarcerate, include, intern, jail, jug,
kennel, leaguer, limit, lock in, lock up, mew, mew up, pen, pen in,
pocket, prison, put away, quarantine, quod, rail in, release,
remand, restrain, restrict, send down, shrine, shut in, shut up,
stable, surround, throw into jail, wall in, wrap, yard, yard up