- 监 [jiàn]
- （古代官府名） an imperial office:
the Imperial College, the highest educational administration in feudal China 国子监- （姓氏） a surname:
Jian Weng 监翁
- 监 [jiān]
- （从旁察看; 监视） supervise; inspect; watch
- （牢狱） prison; jail:
women's prison; 女监
put sb. into jail; be taken to prison 收监
The prison is encompassed by high walls.
The deceiver was put into prison.
Strikes by prison officers underline the need for reform in our gaols.
It was a civil case so there was no question of him being sent to prison.
The whole jail was shrouded in darkness.
Many people believe that prison isn't a cure for crime.