dungeon [-s, -'s] n

Fr. donjon, lord; see dominion, n.

  1. Pit; underground hold; deep dark incarceration place; hole in the ground used for confining prisoners; (see Genesis 40:15); [fig.] desperate situations; circumstances of deprivation.
  2. Gaol; prison; jail cell; [fig.] casket; coffin; grave; tomb.
  3. Keep; holding place; innermost castle tower for confining important prisoners; [fig.] body; mortality; human life on earth.

dungeon [-ed] v

see dungeon, n.

  1. Imprison; incarcerate; confine; keep hidden from view; conceal from the knowledge of others.