jail (noun) · jails (plural noun) · gaol (noun) · gaols (plural noun)
Definition of 'jail'. jail. A jail is a place where criminals are kept in order to punish them, or where people waiting to be tried are kept. Three prisoners escaped from a jail.
Jail′-bird, Gaol′-bird, a humorous name for one who is or has been confined in jail; Jail′er, Gaol′er, one who has charge of a jail or of prisoners, called also a turnkey; Jail′-fē′ver, Gaol′-fē′ver, typhus fever, so called because once common in jails.— Break jail,...
Synonyms & Antonyms for jail. Synonyms: Noun. brig, calaboose, cooler, guardroom, hoosegow, jailhouse, jug, lockup, pen, penitentiary, prison, stockade. Synonyms: Verb. commit, confine, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jug, lock (up)
An empty jail cell. The definition of a jail is a place where people are held for trail, or where people who've been convicted of a crime serve out a sentence. An example of a jail is San Quentin Prison. Jail is defined as to put someone into a place that they can't get out of.