Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prison_house

2 senses of prison house

Sense 1
prison, prison house -- (a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement)
       => situation, state of affairs -- (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt)

Sense 2
prison, prison house -- (a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment)
       => correctional institution -- (a penal institution maintained by the government)

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