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dungeon


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dungeon  \Dun"geon\,  v.  t. 
  To  shut  up  in  a  dungeon.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dungeon  \Dun"geon\,  n.  [OE.  donjoun  highest  tower  of  a  castle, 
  tower,  prison,  F.  donjon  tower  or  platform  in  the  midst  of  a 
  castle,  turret,  or  closet  on  the  top  of  a  house,  a  keep  of  a 
  castle,  LL  domnio,  the  same  word  as  LL  dominus  lord.  See 
  {Dame},  {Don},  and  cf  {Dominion},  {Domain},  {Demesne}, 
  {Danger},  {Donjon}.] 
  A  close  dark  prison,  common?,  under  ground,  as  if  the  lower 
  apartments  of  the  donjon  or  keep  of  a  castle,  these  being 
  used  as  prisons. 
 
  Down  with  him  even  into  the  deep  dungeon.  --  Tyndale. 
 
  Year  after  year  he  lay  patiently  in  a  dungeon.  -- 
  Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dungeon 
  n  :  the  main  tower  within  the  walls  of  a  medieval  castle  or 
  fortress  [syn:  {keep},  {donjon}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Dungeon 
 
  {Zork} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dungeon 
  different  from  the  ordinary  prison  in  being  more  severe  as  a 
  place  of  punishment.  Like  the  Roman  inner  prison  (Acts  16:24), 
  it  consisted  of  a  deep  cell  or  cistern  (Jer.  38:6).  To  be  shut 
  up  in  a  punishment  common  in  Egypt  (Gen.  39:20;  40:3;  41:10; 
  42:19).  It  is  not  mentioned,  however,  in  the  law  of  Moses  as  a 
  mode  of  punishment.  Under  the  later  kings  imprisonment  was 
  frequently  used  as  a  punishment  (2  Chron.  16:10;  Jer.  20:2; 
  32:2;  33:1;  37:15),  and  it  was  customary  after  the  Exile  (Matt. 
  11:2;  Luke  3:20;  Acts  5:18,  21;  Matt.  18:30). 
 




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