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gaol

 (jāl)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of jail.

gaol

(dʒeɪl)
n, vb
Brit a variant spelling of jail
ˈgaoler n
ˈgaoleˌress fem n

jail

(dʒeɪl)
n.
1. a prison, esp. one for the detention of persons awaiting trial or convicted of minor offenses.
v.t.
2. to take into or hold in lawful custody; imprison.
[1225–75; Middle English gaiole, jaiole, jaile < Old North French gaiole, Old French jaiole cage < Vulgar Latin *gaviola, alter. of *caveola, diminutive of Latin cavea cage; see -ole1]
jail′a•ble, adj.

gaol


Past participle: gaoled
Gerund: gaoling

Imperative
gaol
gaol
Present
I gaol
you gaol
he/she/it gaols
we gaol
you gaol
they gaol
Preterite
I gaoled
you gaoled
he/she/it gaoled
we gaoled
you gaoled
they gaoled
Present Continuous
I am gaoling
you are gaoling
he/she/it is gaoling
we are gaoling
you are gaoling
they are gaoling
Present Perfect
I have gaoled
you have gaoled
he/she/it has gaoled
we have gaoled
you have gaoled
they have gaoled
Past Continuous
I was gaoling
you were gaoling
he/she/it was gaoling
we were gaoling
you were gaoling
they were gaoling
Past Perfect
I had gaoled
you had gaoled
he/she/it had gaoled
we had gaoled
you had gaoled
they had gaoled
Future
I will gaol
you will gaol
he/she/it will gaol
we will gaol
you will gaol
they will gaol
Future Perfect
I will have gaoled
you will have gaoled
he/she/it will have gaoled
we will have gaoled
you will have gaoled
they will have gaoled
Future Continuous
I will be gaoling
you will be gaoling
he/she/it will be gaoling
we will be gaoling
you will be gaoling
they will be gaoling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gaoling
you have been gaoling
he/she/it has been gaoling
we have been gaoling
you have been gaoling
they have been gaoling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gaoling
you will have been gaoling
he/she/it will have been gaoling
we will have been gaoling
you will have been gaoling
they will have been gaoling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gaoling
you had been gaoling
he/she/it had been gaoling
we had been gaoling
you had been gaoling
they had been gaoling
Conditional
I would gaol
you would gaol
he/she/it would gaol
we would gaol
you would gaol
they would gaol
Past Conditional
I would have gaoled
you would have gaoled
he/she/it would have gaoled
we would have gaoled
you would have gaoled
they would have gaoled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaol - 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)gaol - 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)
bastille - a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
holding cell - a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial
hoosegow, hoosgow - slang for a jail
house of correction - (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences
lockup - jail in a local police station
workhouse - a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months
Verb1.gaol - 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"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement

gaol

see jail
Translations
سِجْنيَسْجِن
fangelsafangelsi
cietumsieslodzīt cietumā

jail,

gaol

(dʒeil) noun
(a) prison. You ought to be sent to jail for doing that.
verb
to put in prison. He was jailed for two years.
ˈjailer, ˈjailor, ˈgaoler noun
a person who has charge of a jail or of prisoners. The jailer was knocked unconscious in the riot.
ˈjailbird, ˈgaolbird noun
a person who is or has often been in jail.

to put a criminal in jail or gaol (not goal).
References in classic literature ?
I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol Is that the wall is strong.
But, the gaol was a vile place, in which most kinds of debauchery and villainy were practised, and where dire diseases were bred, that came into court with the prisoners, and sometimes rushed straight from the dock at my Lord Chief Justice himself, and pulled him off the bench.
Don Quixote did so, reining in Rocinante until his weary squire came up, who on reaching him said, "It seems to me, senor, it would be prudent in us to go and take refuge in some church, for, seeing how mauled he with whom you fought has been left, it will be no wonder if they give information of the affair to the Holy Brotherhood and arrest us, and, faith, if they do, before we come out of gaol we shall have to sweat for it.