from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To confine within or as if within walls; imprison.
- transitive v. To build into a wall: immure a shrine.
- transitive v. To entomb in a wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
- v. To put or bury within a wall.
- v. To trap or capture (an impurity); chiefly in the participial adjective immured and gerund or gerundial noun immuring.
- n. A wall; an enclosure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To wall around; to surround with walls.
- transitive v. To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
- n. A wall; an inclosure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surround with walls; wall; fortify; protect.
- To inclose within walls; hence, to shut up or confine, in general.
- n. An inclosure; a wall.
- To build into a wall; imbed in masonry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Medieval Latin immūrāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin mūrus, wall.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin im, combining variant of in ("in"), + mūrus ("wall"). (Wiktionary)