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Definition of jail:

  1. A kind of prison; a building for the confinement of persons held in lawful custody, especially for minor offenses or with reference to some future judicial proceeding.
  2. To imprison.

Synonyms:

pokey, dawdle, throw out, jug, tuck away, fall behind, joint, remit, click, cast aside, cast away, can, send back, gaol, put aside, lock away, shut away, shut up, house of correction, chuck out, fall back, toss, incarcerate, clink, fling, calaboose, big house, put to sleep, free, put away, stir, lock in, toss away, lag, lock, tuck in, hoosegow, discard, slammer, immure, toss out, throw away, cast out, imprison, remand, poky, put behind bars, dispose, jailhouse.

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