Definition of Gaol

1. Noun. A correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence).

Exact synonyms: Clink, Jail, Jailhouse, Pokey, Poky, Slammer
Specialized synonyms: Bastille, Holding Cell, Hoosegow, Hoosgow, House Of Correction, Lockup, Workhouse
Generic synonyms: Correctional Institution
Derivative terms: Jail



2. Verb. Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail. "They want to gaol the prisoners "; "The murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
Exact synonyms: Immure, Imprison, Incarcerate, Jail, Jug, Lag, Put Away, Put Behind Bars, Remand
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Confine, Detain
Derivative terms: Gaoler, Immurement, Imprisonment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Jail, Jailer, Jailor, Remand

Definition of Gaol

1. n. A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.

Definition of Gaol

1. Noun. (Australia Ireland) Preferred (alternative spelling of jail) ¹

2. Noun. (U.K.) (alternative spelling of jail) ¹

3. Verb. (British) To confine in a gaol; to imprison ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gaol

1. to jail [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: jail

Medical Definition of Gaol

1. A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail. [Preferably, and in the United States usually, written jail] Commission of general gaol delivery, an authority conferred upon judges and others included in it, for trying and delivering every prisoner in jail when the judges, upon their circuit, arrive at the place for holding court, and for discharging any whom the grand jury fail to indict. Gaol delivery. See Jail delivery, under Jail. See: Jail. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Gaol Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Gaol Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaol

gantries
gantrisin
gantry
gantry crane
gantry cranes
gantry scaffold
gantry scaffolds
gants
ganymedes
ganzfeld
ganzfeld effect
ganzfeld experiment
ganzfeld experiments
gaohu
gaohus
gaol (current term)
gaol-bird
gaol-birds
gaolbird
gaolbirds
gaolbreak
gaolbreaks
gaoled
gaoler
gaoleress
gaoleresses
gaolers
gaolhouse
gaoliang
gaoling

Other Resources Relating to: Gaol

Search for Gaol on Dictionary.com!Search for Gaol on Thesaurus.com!Search for Gaol on Google!Search for Gaol on Wikipedia!

Search