immure


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im·mure

 (ĭ-myo͝or′)
tr.v. im·mured, im·mur·ing, im·mures
1. To confine within or as if within walls; imprison.
2. To build into a wall: immure a shrine.
3. To entomb in a wall.

[Medieval Latin immūrāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin mūrus, wall.]

im·mure′ment n.

immure

(ɪˈmjʊə)
vb (tr)
1. archaic or literary to enclose within or as if within walls; imprison
2. to shut (oneself) away from society
3. obsolete to build into or enclose within a wall
[C16: from Medieval Latin immūrāre, from Latin im- (in) + mūrus a wall]
imˈmurement n

im•mure

(ɪˈmyʊər)

v.t. -mured, -mur•ing.
1. to enclose within or as if within walls.
2. to imprison.
3. to build into or entomb in a wall.
[1575–85; < Medieval Latin immūrāre= Latin im- im-1 + -mūrāre, v. derivative of mūrus wall (compare mural)]
im•mure′ment, im•mu•ra•tion (ˌɪm yəˈreɪ ʃən) n.

immure


Past participle: immured
Gerund: immuring

Imperative
immure
immure
Present
I immure
you immure
he/she/it immures
we immure
you immure
they immure
Preterite
I immured
you immured
he/she/it immured
we immured
you immured
they immured
Present Continuous
I am immuring
you are immuring
he/she/it is immuring
we are immuring
you are immuring
they are immuring
Present Perfect
I have immured
you have immured
he/she/it has immured
we have immured
you have immured
they have immured
Past Continuous
I was immuring
you were immuring
he/she/it was immuring
we were immuring
you were immuring
they were immuring
Past Perfect
I had immured
you had immured
he/she/it had immured
we had immured
you had immured
they had immured
Future
I will immure
you will immure
he/she/it will immure
we will immure
you will immure
they will immure
Future Perfect
I will have immured
you will have immured
he/she/it will have immured
we will have immured
you will have immured
they will have immured
Future Continuous
I will be immuring
you will be immuring
he/she/it will be immuring
we will be immuring
you will be immuring
they will be immuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been immuring
you have been immuring
he/she/it has been immuring
we have been immuring
you have been immuring
they have been immuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been immuring
you will have been immuring
he/she/it will have been immuring
we will have been immuring
you will have been immuring
they will have been immuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been immuring
you had been immuring
he/she/it had been immuring
we had been immuring
you had been immuring
they had been immuring
Conditional
I would immure
you would immure
he/she/it would immure
we would immure
you would immure
they would immure
Past Conditional
I would have immured
you would have immured
he/she/it would have immured
we would have immured
you would have immured
they would have immured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.immure - 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

immure

verb
1. To confine within a limited area:
cage, coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), mew (up), pen, shut in, shut up, wall (in or up).
2. To put in jail:
Translations

immure

[ɪˈmjʊəʳ] VTenclaustrar, encerrar (fig) → encerrar
to be immured inestar encerrado en

immure

vteinkerkern
References in classic literature ?
Micawber, 'to immure one's-self in a Cathedral town; but surely, Mr.
Take care, you are going to immure a traveller, Sinbad the Sailor, a man who comes to see Paris; you are going to make a patriarch of him.
For God's sake, Kirylo, my soul, the police may be here any moment, and when they get you they'll immure you somewhere for ages--till your hair turns grey.
O Progeny of Heav'n, Empyreal Thrones, With reason hath deep silence and demurr Seis'd us, though undismaid: long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light; Our prison strong, this huge convex of Fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round Ninefold, and gates of burning Adamant Barr'd over us prohibit all egress.
to instructions in a prophetic dream, the masons decide to immure the
Of course, it is possible to immure windows saving even more energy, but it is not a solution," Kulakauskas told the magazine Veidas.
Of course the vast majority immure themselves in their houses with their familiar toys and amuse themselves as usual.
The character contemplating marriage in this tale approaches `un sage' for advice, and is recommended to immure his bride-to-be in a tower, with one window too small to allow access or egress, and one locked door for which he is to guard the key.