imprison: 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"
jail: 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)
A prison (from Old French prisoun) is a place in which people are physically confined and, usually, deprived of a range of personal freedoms. ...
Much of the mythology of the Iroquois (a confederacy of originally Five, later Six Nations of Native Americans) has been lost. Some of their religious stories have been preserved, including creation stories and some folktales.
Alternative spelling of jail; Preferred alternative spelling of jail; To confine in a gaol; to imprison
(Gaols) are prisons with a long history which held prisoners until trial, sentence or punishment was carried out.
If you dream of being confined in a gaol, you will be prevented from carrying forward some profitable work by the intervention of envious people; but if you escape from the gaol, you will enjoy a season of favorable business. See Jail.
British spelling of jail--holding area for criminal suspects until their trials; rarely used to punish convicted criminals.
This is the old-school way of spelling “jail” in the UK. It’s pronounced exactly like “jail”, just spelled a bit differently. Gaol is rapidly falling out of fashion in Britain in favor of the Americanized “jail”, but gaol is the only official way to spell it in Australia and New Zealand.
A prison or building designated by law or used by the sheriff, for the confinement or detention of those, whose persons are judicially ordered to be kept in custody. ...