Definitions For Jail


  • 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)
  • A place where people are kept when they have been arrested and are being punished for a crime


  • Lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  • To put (a person) in jail

Is Jail a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Jail is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Jail in a Sentence

  • He was locked up in the county jail.
  • He was arrested and sent to jail.
  • He went to jail for his crimes.
  • Threatened to jail the punks if they so much as jaywalked

Synonyms for Jail

Antonyms for Jail

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