Jail

  • 1 Jail — Jail, or gaol (especially in Canada, Australia and NZ [http://www.corrections.govt.nz/policy and legislation/policy and procedures manual/section d/d05/d05.html] ), [In British official use theforms with G are still current; in literary and… …

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  • 2 Jail — (j[=a]l), n. [OE. jaile, gail, gayhol, OF. gaole, gaiole, jaiole, F. ge[^o]le, LL. gabiola, dim. of gabia cage, for L. cavea cavity, cage. See {Cage}.] A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 jail — / jāl/ n: a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody; specif: such a place under the jurisdiction of a local government (as a county) for the confinement of persons awaiting trial or those convicted of minor crimes compare house of …

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  • 4 Jail — («тюрьма») механизм отделения процессов в операционных системах Unix. Jail позволяет разделить выполнение различных процессов. Например, вы можете держать любой сервис (apache, sshd, и т.д.) в jail и не бояться, что потеряете всю систему целиком… …

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  • 5 Jail — Jail, v. t. To imprison. [R.] T. Adams (1614). [1913 Webster] [Bolts] that jail you from free life. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 jail|or — jail|er or jail|or «JAY luhr», noun. 1. the keeper of a jail. 2. a person who keeps someone or something confined. Also, British, gaoler …

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  • 7 jail|er — or jail|or «JAY luhr», noun. 1. the keeper of a jail. 2. a person who keeps someone or something confined. Also, British, gaoler …

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  • 8 jail — [n] place for incarceration bastille, black hole*, brig, bullpen*, can*, cell, clink*, cooler*, detention camp, dungeon, house of correction, inside*, jailhouse, joint*, lockup, pen, penal institution, penitentiary, pound, prison, rack*,… …

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  • 9 jail — (Brit. also gaol) ► NOUN ▪ a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime. ► VERB ▪ put in jail. DERIVATIVES jailer (also gaoler) noun. ORIGIN the word came into England from two Old French words, jaiole and gayole (the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 jail — [jāl] n. [ME jaile, gaile < OFr jaole, gaole, a cage, prison < LL caveola, dim. of L cavea,CAGE] 1. a building for the confinement of people who are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of minor offenses 2. imprisonment vt. to put or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 jail — vb incarcerate, imprison, immure, intern Analogous words: confine, circumscribe, restrict, *limit: shackle, manacle, fetter (see HAMPER) Contrasted words: release, liberate, *free …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 jail — jail, jailer are now the more common forms than gaol, gaoler in BrE and are the dominant spellings in AmE. They are the preferred spellings, except in historical contexts in which the gaol forms might be more appropriate …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 jail — jail1 also gaol BrE [dʒeıl] n [U and C] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: jaiole, from Latin caveola, from cavea cage ] a place where criminals are kept as part of their punishment, or where people who have been charged with a crime are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 jail — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE also gaol) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ city (esp. AmE), county, local ▪ high security, maximum security, top security (all esp. BrE) ▪ …

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  • 15 jail — n. 1) to go to jail (he went to jail for his crime) 2) to be sent to jail (she was sent to jail for shoplifting) 3) to serve time in jail 4) to break jail; to break out of jail * * * [dʒeɪl] to break out of to break jail to serve time in jail to… …

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  • 16 jail */ — I UK [dʒeɪl] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms jail : singular jail plural jails a place where people are put after they have been arrested, or where people go as punishment for a crime in jail: Adam spent 3 years in jail for drug… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 jail — jail1 [ dʒeıl ] noun count or uncount * a place where people are put after they have been arrested or where people go as punishment for a crime: the county jail in jail: Adam spent 3 years in jail for drug possession. go/be sent to jail: She s… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 jail — 01. Her brother had to spend the night in [jail] after being stopped for drunken driving on the way home from a New Year s party. 02. He was [jailed] for possession of marijuana, but then later released without charge. 03. A dozen prisoners… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 jail — Gaol Gaol (j[=a]l), n. [See {Jail}.] A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written {jail}.] [1913 Webster] {Commission of general gaol delivery},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 jail — {{11}}jail (n.) late 13c., gayhol, from O.N.Fr. gaiole and O.Fr. jaole, both meaning a cage, prison, from M.L. gabiola, from L.L. caveola, dim. of L. cavea cage, enclosure, stall, coop (see CAVE (Cf. cave) (n.)). Both forms carried into M.E.; now …

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