from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put in or as if in prison; confine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put in or as if in prison; confine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
- transitive v. To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put into a prison; confine in a prison or jail; detain in custody.
- To confine, limit, or restrain in any way or by any means.
- Synonyms To incarcerate, immure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. confine as if in a prison
- v. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Middle English emprisonen, from Old French emprisoner : en-, in (from Latin in-; see in-2) + prison, prison; see prison.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)