n.1.A place where persons are confined, or restrained of personal liberty; hence, a place or state o confinement, restraint, or safe custody.
Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name.
- Ps. cxlii. 7.
2.Specifically, a building for the safe custody or confinement of criminals and others committed by lawful authority.
Prison bars
See Base, n., 24.
Prison breach
(Law) See Note under 3d Escape, n., 4.
Prison house
a prison.
Prison ship
(Naut.) a ship fitted up for the confinement of prisoners.
- Shak.
Prison van
a carriage in which prisoners are conveyed to and from prison.
v. t.1.To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
[imp. & p. p. Prisoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prisoning.]
The prisoned eagle dies for rage.
- Sir W. Scott.
His true respect will prison false desire.
- Shak.
2.To bind (together); to enchain.
Noun1.Prisonprison - a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
Synonyms: prison house
2.Prisonprison - a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
Synonyms: prison house

PRISON. A legal prison is the building designated by law, or used by the sheriff, for the confinement, or detention of those whose persons are judicially ordered to be kept in custody. But in cases of necessity, the sheriff may make his own house, or any other place, a prison. 6 John. R. 22. 2. An illegal prison is one not authorized by law, but established by private authority; when the confinement is illegal, every place where the party is arrested is a prison; as, the street, if he be detained in passing along. 4 Com. Dig. 619; 2 Hawk. P. C. c. 18, s. 4; 1 Buss. Cr. 378; 2 Inst. 589.

To dream that you are in prison, signifies that you are being censored and not allowed to express yourself. Misfortune will haunt you. To dream that someone else is in prison, signifies an aspect of yourself that you are unable to express freely. To dream that you or someone is released from prison, denotes that you need to make major changes to your waking life. Eventually, you will overcome your misfortune. *Please also see Jail.POW camp, bastille, big house, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, bridewell, calaboose, can, cell, chokey, clink, concentration camp, condemned cell, confine, confinement, constrain, cooler, death cell, death house, death row, detention, detention camp, dungeon, federal prison, forced-labor camp, gaol, glasshouse, guardhouse, hoosegow, house of correction, house of detention, immure, incarcerate, industrial school, intern, internment camp, jailhouse, jug, keep, labor camp, lockup, maximum-security prison, minimum-security prison, oubliette, pen, penal colony, penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary, pokey, poky, prison camp, prisonhouse, quod, reform school, reformatory, slammer, sponging house, state prison, stir, the hole, tollbooth, training school
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