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Meaning of DUNGEON

Pronunciation:  'dunjun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined
  2. [n]  the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
 

DUNGEON is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: donjon, keep
 
 See Also: castle, cell, fastness, jail cell, oubliette, prison cell, stronghold

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dun"geon\, n. [OE. donjoun highest tower of a castle,
    tower, prison, F. donjon tower or platform in the midst of a
    castle, turret, or closet on the top of a house, a keep of a
    castle, LL. domnio, the same word as LL. dominus lord. See
    {Dame}, {Don}, and cf. {Dominion}, {Domain}, {Demesne},
    {Danger}, {Donjon}.]
    A close, dark prison, common?, under ground, as if the lower
    apartments of the donjon or keep of a castle, these being
    used as prisons.
    
          Down with him even into the deep dungeon. -- Tyndale.
    
          Year after year he lay patiently in a dungeon. --
                                                   Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Dun"geon\, v. t.
    To shut up in a dungeon. --Bp. Hall.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

zork

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a dungeon means that through some struggle and your wisdom, you will be able to overcome and surmount the obstacles in your life.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

different from the ordinary prison in being more severe as a place of punishment. Like the Roman inner prison (Acts 16:24), it consisted of a deep cell or cistern (Jer. 38:6). To be shut up in, a punishment common in Egypt (Gen. 39:20; 40:3; 41:10; 42:19). It is not mentioned, however, in the law of Moses as a mode of punishment. Under the later kings imprisonment was frequently used as a punishment (2 Chron. 16:10; Jer. 20:2; 32:2; 33:1; 37:15), and it was customary after the Exile (Matt. 11:2; Luke 3:20; Acts 5:18, 21; Matt. 18:30).

 
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