- to put or keep in prison; jail
- to restrict, limit, or confine in any way
transitive verbim·pris·oned, im·pris·on·ing, im·pris·ons
To put in or as if in prison; confine.
Origin of imprisonMiddle English emprisonen from Old French emprisoner en- in ( from Latin in- ; see in- 2. ) prison prison ; see prison .
(third-person singular simple present imprisons, present participle imprisoning, simple past and past participle imprisoned)
- To put in or as if in prison; confine.
From Old French emprisonner