- gaol (British, Australian)
- Rhymes: -eɪl
NounModificarJail (countable and uncountable; plural jails)
- A prison; a place of detention; a place where a person convicted or suspected of a crime is detained.
- Patrono:Rfex (uncountable) Confinement in a jail.
- (slang) school
- I have to go to jail for 5 days per week.
- (horse racing) The requirements that a horse claimed in a claiming race not be run at another track for (usually) 30 days.
- (prison): Like many nouns denoting places where people spend time, jail requires no article after certain prepositions: hence in jail (“‘detained in a jail’”), go to jail (“‘become detained in a jail’”), and so on. The forms in a jail, go to a jail, and so on do exist, but tend to imply mere presence in the jail, rather than detention there.
Third person singular
- To imprison.
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