1. [syn: captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed]
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):
adj 1: being in captivity [syn: captive, confined,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "imprisoned":
barred, behind bars, beleaguered, beset, besieged, blockaded,
bound, cabined, caged, cloistered, closed-in, confined, cooped,
cordoned, cordoned off, corralled, cramped, cribbed, enclosed,
fenced, hedged, hemmed, immured, in captivity, in durance vile,
in prison, in stir, incarcerated, jailed, leaguered, locked up,
mewed, paled, penned, pent-up, quarantined, railed, restrained,
shut-in, walled, walled-in