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English noun: prison

1. prison (artifact) a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment


Synonymsprison house


Broader (hypernym)correctional institution


Narrower (hyponym)bastille, chokey, choky, nick, panopticon, state prison


Instance hyponymNewgate


Part holonymcellblock, ward

2. prison (state) a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement


Synonymsprison house


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs









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