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dun·geon

 (dŭn′jən)
n.
1. A dark, often underground chamber used to confine prisoners.
2. A donjon.

[Middle English donjon, castle keep, dungeon, from Old French, keep, probably from Medieval Latin domniō, domniōn-, the lord's tower, from Latin dominus, master; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]

dungeon

(ˈdʌndʒən)
n
1. (Building) a close prison cell, often underground
2. (Fortifications) a variant of donjon
[C14: from Old French donjon; related to Latin dominus master]

dun•geon

(ˈdʌn dʒən)

n.
1. a strong, dark prison or cell, usu. underground, as in a medieval castle.
2. the keep or stronghold of a castle; donjon.
[1250–1300; Middle English dungeo(u)n < Middle French donjon < Vulgar Latin *domniōnem, acc. of *domniō keep, mastery]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dungeon - the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortressdungeon - the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
castle - a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
stronghold, fastness - a strongly fortified defensive structure
2.dungeon - a dark cell (usually underground) where prisoners can be confined
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
oubliette - a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling

dungeon

noun prison, cell, cage, vault, lockup, oubliette, calaboose (U.S. informal), donjon the ceiling of the tiny dungeon
Translations
سَجْنٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْضسِجْن تَحْت الأرْض
žalář
fangekælderfangehul
vankiluola
tamnica
föld alatti börtönkazamata
dÿflissa
地下牢
지하 감옥
carcerrobur
kalėjimo rūsys
cietums
žalár
ječa
fängelsehåla
คุกใต้ดินในปราสาท
ngục tối

dungeon

[ˈdʌndʒən] Ncalabozo m, mazmorra f

dungeon

[ˈdʌndʒən] ncachot m

dungeon

nVerlies nt, → Kerker m

dungeon

[ˈdʌndʒn] nsegreta, prigione f sotterranea

dungeon

(ˈdandʒən) noun
a dark underground prison.

dungeon

سَجْنٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْض žalář fangekælder Kerker μπουντρούμι mazmorra vankiluola donjon tamnica prigione sotterranea 地下牢 지하 감옥 kerker fangehull loch masmorra темница fängelsehåla คุกใต้ดินในปราสาท zindan ngục tối 地牢