Synonyms for dungeon

Grammar : Noun
Spell : duhn-juh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʌn dʒən

Définition of dungeon

Origin :
  • c.1300, "great tower of a castle," from Old French donjon "great tower of a castle" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *dominionem, from Late Latin dominium, from Latin dominus "master" (of the castle; see domain). Sense of "castle keep" led to "strong (underground) cell" in English early 14c. The original sense went with the variant donjon.
  • noun prison
Example sentences :
  • Meanwhile months passed, and Calderon still languished in his dungeon.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The other man had his back towards the dungeon, and Barnaby could only see his form.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • He said he thought it best to have him thrust into a dungeon.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Don Quixote » by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • The dungeon, the chain, the lash, the wooden jellab—what else was left to him?
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • I felt like a prisoner who was about to escape from a dungeon.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • I had now, more than ever, the sense of living in a dungeon on a rock in the middle of the sea.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • There it was—that roofless cottage—that tholthan under the deep trees like a dungeon.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • The house had been as a dungeon to her, and she was flying from it like a prisoner escaping.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • The only ship he will find us will be a dungeon in some of their prisons.
  • Extract from : « In the Days of Drake » by J. S. Fletcher
  • Our prison, an old tower adjoining the lake, had been once the dungeon of.
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever

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