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Gaol appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Lo, a gay bar bastard, Edna, handed rats a bra by a gaol.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gaol:

gaoljail
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Definition of the noun gaol

What does gaol mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gaols

  1. 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)

Definition of the verb gaol

What does gaol mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: gaoled | gaoling | gaols

  1. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

Alternative definition of the verb gaol

verb

  1. [British] To confine in a gaol; to imprison

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for gaol

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Google previewThe Devil in the Marshalsea (2014)

by Antonia Hodgson

The Marshalsea Gaol is a world of its own, with simple rules: Those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will ...

Google previewAncient and modern York; a guide (1841)

by Robert Rouière Pearce

The city gaol is an extensive and well constructed prison, the outer wall occupying three quarters of a square mile. In this hall, which is situated at the back of the Mansion House, are held the assizes and quarter sessions for the city of York, ...

Google previewWales Illustrated in a Series of Views (1810)

Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. : Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions

The new gaol is a handsome structure, designed by Mr. J. Turner.

Google previewParliamentary Debates (1928)

by New Zealand. Parliament

— Mount Eden Gaol is an eyesore. The Hon. Mr. F. J. ROLLESTON.— It is not in good surroundings.

Google previewA New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent (1808)

or, A Geographical Dictionary: Containing, in Alphabetical Order, a Description of All the Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Principal Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, Mountains, &c., &c. in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with their Adjacent Islands by Jedidiah Morse, Elijah Parish

The town hall and shire house are the o buildings of note that do not belong to the university: the county gaol is the gatehouse of an ancient castle, built by William the conquerer. It has a market on Wednesday and Saturday; and in the market ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

GAOL, n. t. tcv.a. f Fr. giole ; Welsh, Gaol'-delivery, n. f. fgtol; Spa. jaula; Ital. Gao' ler, n. «. ) gaiola, cuiola ; all, perhaps, from Lat. caveola, cavea. A prison : to confine in a prison : the keeper of a prison : the judicial process which evacuates the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (1891)

Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern; Including the Principal Terms of International, Constitutional, and Commercial Law; with a Collection of Legal Maxims and Numerous Select Titles from the Civil Law and Other Foreign Systems by Henry Campbell Black

GAOL There is said to be a distinction between “gaol” and “prison ; " the former being a place for temporary or provisional confinement, or for the punishment of the lighter offenses and misdemeanors, while the latter is a place for permanent or ...

Google previewThe Cyclopedic Law Dictionary (1922)

With an Exhaustive Collection of Legal Maxims by Walter A. Shumaker, George Foster Longsdorf

" GAOL. This word, now generally written "jail" is said to be derived from the Spanish jaula, a cage (derived from caula) ; in French, geole, gaol.

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America and of the Several States of the American Union (1871)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

GAOL. (This word, sometimes written jail, is said to be ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1892)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union, with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

GAOL. (This word, sometimes written jail, is said to be ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary (1897)

by John Bouvier

GAOL arrested for debt or for crime and held in the custody of the sheriff. Webst. Dict. A prison or building designated by law or used by the sherifi for the confinement or detention of those whose persons are 'udicially ordered to be kept 1n ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

This was called "running the gaunt- lett," the word itself being pronounced "gauntlett" GAOL. (This word, sometimes written jail, is said to be derived from the Spanish jaulu, a cage (derived from caula), in French geole, gaol.

Google previewAmerican Edition of the British Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

II, the common gaol, until the ...

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Usage statistics about gaol

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gaol:

gaoljail

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb gaol:

incarceratelagremandimprisonjail

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Small photo of Aged fort passageway from cold Blackness to glow Light with rusted iron grate. Gaol rugged spooky shadow solid hallway with upward leading to day sunlight with space for text on white sky lit backdropSmall photo of Cork city gaol side view of the entrance public museum in IrelandSmall photo of EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 10TH 2018: The Governor's House which used to be part of the old Calton Gaol. Now it is part of the Scottish government.Small photo of cork city gaol in ireland, a ancient prison transformed in museumSmall photo of cork city gaol in ireland, a ancient prison transformed in museumSmall photo of cork city gaol in ireland, a ancient prison transformed in museumSmall photo of Tourists wandering past a fence at the historic Old Fannie Bay Gaol, operated as Her Majesty's Goal and Labour Prison, Darwin with the sandstone infirmary and cell blocks in the background More...

Quotes about gaol

And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats,
None knew so well as I:
For he who lives more lives than one
More deaths than one must die. (Oscar Wilde)
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Scrabble value of G2A1O1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GAOL

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