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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (jail)
a. prison
El preso se fugó de una prisión de máxima seguridad.The prisoner escaped from a maximum security prison.
b. penitentiary
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La policía llevó al capo de la droga hasta la prisión.The police took the drug baron to the penitentiary.
2. (confinement)
a. imprisonment
En este caso, el juez declaró que la prisión incondicional era la única posibilidad para el asesino.In this case, the judge declared that unconditional imprisonment was the only possibility for the murderer.
b. prison sentence
El abogado recurrirá la prisión impuesta a su cliente.The lawyer will appeal against the prison sentence imposed on his client.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
a. shackles
El preso rogaba a sus captores que lo liberaran de sus prisiones.The prisoner begged his captors to release him from his shackles.
b. fetters
El fantasma iba arrastrando sus prisiones por las salas del castillo.The ghost was dragging the fetters around the castle's rooms.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cárcel)
a. prison
2. (encarcelamiento)
a. imprisonment
1 (cárcel) prison
prisión (de régimen) abierto
prisión de alta o máxima seguridad top-security prison
2 (encarcelamiento) imprisonment
cinco años de prisión five years' imprisonment; prison sentence of five years
prisión domiciliaria house-arrest
prisión mayor sentence of more than six years and a day
prisión menor sentence of less than six years and a day
prisión perpetua life imprisonment
prisión preventiva preventive detention
el juez ha decretado la prisión preventiva the judge remanded him in custody
3 prisiones (grillos) shackles; fetters
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