- [C]监狱 a place where criminals are kept as part of their punishment
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)
lock up or confine, in or as in a jail;
"The suspects were imprisoned without trial"
"the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
- Two prisoners broke loose from jail.
- The prisoner is left to rot in the jail.
- The whole jail was shrouded in darkness.
- It's just hearsay but apparently John has been put in jail.
- On the other hand, at least he didn't leave his dinner on the floor of the county jail.
- He was put in jail for grand larceny.
- He can be punished by long jail sentences.
- The castle was used as a jail.
- The police put the escaped criminals back in jail.
He was committed to the gayle of Newgate.出自： Joseph Hall
- He worked in the jail. 他在监狱工作。
- The police worked in jail. 警方把他收监。
- ☆ 13世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自古法语的jaole，意为笼子，监牢。