gaol

  • 1 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}, an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 gaol — gaol·er chiefly Brit var of jail jailer Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. gaol n. An archaic spe …

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  • 3 gaol´er — gaol «jayl», noun, transitive verb. British. jail. ╂[Middle English gayhole < Old North French gaiole < Vulgar Latin gaviōla < Latin cavea cage] –gaol´er, noun …

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  • 4 gaol — [dʒeıl] n, v a British spelling of ↑jail …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 gaol — [ dʒeıl ] a British spelling of jail1 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 gaol — see JAIL (Cf. jail), you tea sodden football hooligan …

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  • 7 gaol — gaol, gaoler see jail, jailer …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 gaol — [jāl] n. Brit. sp. of JAIL gaoler n …

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  • 9 gaol — /gey(a)l/ A now obsolete term (of English origin) for a prison for temporary confinement; a jail; a place for the confinement of offenders against the law. As distinguished from prison, it is said to be a place for temporary or provisional… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 gaol — /gey(a)l/ A now obsolete term (of English origin) for a prison for temporary confinement; a jail; a place for the confinement of offenders against the law. As distinguished from prison, it is said to be a place for temporary or provisional… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 gaol — Brit. var. of JAIL . * * * gaol [gaol gaols gaoled gaoling] ; gaoler (BrE) = ↑jail, ↑ …

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  • 12 gaol — Jail 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 gaol — 1. noun /dʒeɪl/ Preferred 2. verb /dʒeɪl/ To confine in a gaol; to imprison …

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  • 14 gaol — [[t]dʒeɪl[/t]] n. v. t. brit. jail gaol′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 gaol — chiefly British variant of jail …

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  • 16 gaol — gaoler, n. /jayl/, n., v.t. Brit. jail. * * * …

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  • 17 gaol — noun (BrE) ⇨ See ↑jail …

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  • 18 gaol — Synonyms and related words: POW camp, bastille, beleaguer, beset, besiege, black hole, blockade, bolt in, borstal, borstal institution, bound, box in, bridewell, brig, cage, cast in prison, cell, chamber, clap in jail, clap up, close in, compass …

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  • 19 Gaol — nf fourche Finistère …

    Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • 20 Gaol — Australian and British spelling of jail …

    Dictionary of Australian slang