• WordNet 3.6
    • v 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"
    • n 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)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gaol jāl A place of confinement, especially for minor offenses or provisional imprisonment; a jail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaol Obsolescent spellings of jail, jailer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gaol old spellings of Jail, Jailer.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Jail


In literature:

He had, however, succeeded in escaping from the gaol, and making his way to Texas.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
This gaol for people that go dig diamonds.
"The Privateersman" by Frederick Marryat
A single light burned red and baleful in one window, and right over the black bulk of the gaol one star beamed.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
By the care of Dr. Scott he was cured, and transferred from the hospital to gaol.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
When York was made aware of his fate, he promptly escaped from the ramshackle gaol at Sandwich.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
The gaol was one of the many ramshackle buildings which the village was comprised of.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
A warrant, however, was issued for Solomon's capture, and he was lodged in gaol.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
My first inquiry was, if the man who had been so much hurt was in the gaol.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
The gaols were, however, built, without direct taxation having been resorted to.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
He was already up and abroad, gone, his hostess believed, to the gaol.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Vice-Chancellor sent him to gaol.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
We went to see the Toll House and Gaol, which are the oldest buildings in the town.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Seventy-two houses and four gaols had been destroyed.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
There is no need to describe at length Paul's experiences during the time he was imprisoned in Strangeways Gaol.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Forthwith the pirates of the boat's crew were seized and thrown in gaol.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
I am bound to say the typical gaol-bird was but feebly represented.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
In a short time the gaols of England were crowded with felons.
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
But I hope Steel won't put him in gaol; that would ruin him entirely.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
I wonder what the counthry 'll be the better for all them boys being crammed into gaol.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
The farmers either gave up their meal grudgingly, or, refusing, were sent to gaol.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews

In poetry:

Anamain, a sheircein, s a ruin
Is mor an gaol a thug mi dhuit,
Cuir thusa do cheann air mo ghluin,
Agus seinnidh mi ciuin duit a chruit.
Cuir thusa do, &c.
"Seann Oran Gailic" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
We all of us by Satan are secur'd,
And in a dusky, dreary gaol immur'd;
'Till Jesus comes, and steals his arms away,
He from his gripe will never quit his prey.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
We all of us by Satan are secur'd,
And closely in a dismal gaol immur'd;
'Till Jesus shall the captiv'd gaoler bind,
None thence a way to 'scape shall ever find.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
At under-price men's lands I often bought,
Yet still some part of that small pittance kept :
But now I to this gloomy gaol am brought,
I have no money to repay the debt.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
The children romp within the graveyard's pale;
The lark sings o'er a madhouse, or a gaol;--
Such nice antitheses of perfect poise
Chance in her curious rhetoric employs.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
"Three years in gaol, in gaol three years," the jeering echoes sang;
The granite boulders caught the wild refrain.
"A broken life, a weeping wife," 'twas thus the
rhythm rang,
"And a baby boy you'll never see again" –
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Today we visited the Kilmaenham Gaol (Jail) and the Guinness Storehouse.

In science:

Our next gaol is to exhibit a way of multiplying equivariant representations of the algebra L(Rq , 1).
Braided affine geometry and q-analogs of wave operators