/ˈdʌnʤən/ noun, pl -geons [count]
: a dark underground prison in a castle

The king threw them in/into the dungeon.

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  • dun|geon — «DUHN juhn», noun, verb. –n. 1. a dark underground room or cell to keep prisoners in: »Beneath the castle I could discern vast dungeons (George M. Berkeley). Figurative. My body, which my dungeon is (Robert Louis Stevenson). 2. = donjon. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dun — dun·al; dun·bar·ton·shire; dun·can; dun·ci·cal; dun·ci·fy; dun; dun·das·ite; dun·dathu; dun·dee; dun·der·funk; dun·der·head; dun·der·head·ed; dun·der·pate; dun·drear·ies; dun·edin; dun·ga·ree; dun·ga run·ga; dun·ge·ness; dun·ka·doo; dun·ker;… …   English syllables

  • geon — clap·per·dud·geon; cur·mud·geon; cur·mud·geon·ish; cur·mud·geon·ly; gur·geon; hab·er·geon; hum·dud·geon; me·lun·geon; mur·geon; pi·geon·dom; pi·geon·eer; pi·geon·gram; pi·geon·ite; pi·geon·ry; pig·wid·geon; stur·geon; sur·geon; sur·geon·cy;… …   English syllables

  • dungeon — dun·geon …   English syllables

  • dungeon — dun|geon [ˈdʌndʒən] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: donjon central part of a castle , from Latin dominus lord ] a dark underground prison, especially under a castle, that was used in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dungeon — dun|geon [ dʌndʒən ] noun count a dark underground room in a castle that was used as a prison in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dungeon — dun•geon [[t]ˈdʌn dʒən[/t]] n. 1) archit. a strong, dark prison or cell, usu. underground, as in a medieval castle 2) archit. the keep or stronghold of a castle; donjon • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME dungeo(u)n < MF donjon < VL *domniōnem, acc …   From formal English to slang

  • dungeon — dun geon (d[u^]n j[u^]n), 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dungeon — Dun geon, v. t. To shut up in a dungeon. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wang (surname) — Family name name = Wang imagesize= caption= pronunciation = meaning = king region = origin = related names = footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ] Wang (; pinyin: Wáng) is one of the most …   Wikipedia

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