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dungeon

  

      n  
1    a close prison cell, often underground  
2       a variant of       donjon  
     (C14: from Old French donjon; related to Latin dominus master)  
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donjon  
      n   the heavily fortified central tower or keep of a medieval castle,   (Also called)    dungeon         
     (C14: archaic variant of dungeon)  


dungeon         
      n  
1    a close prison cell, often underground  
2       a variant of       donjon  
     (C14: from Old French donjon; related to Latin dominus master)  

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keep  
      vb   , keeps, keeping, kept  
1    tr   to have or retain possession of  
2    tr   to have temporary possession or charge of  
keep my watch for me during the game     
3    tr   to store in a customary place  
I keep my books in the desk     
4    to remain or cause to remain in a specified state or condition  
keep the dog quiet, keep ready     
5    to continue or cause to continue  
keep the beat, keep in step     
6    tr   to have or take charge or care of  
keep the shop for me till I return     
7    tr   to look after or maintain for use, pleasure, etc.  
to keep chickens, keep two cars     
8    tr   to provide for the upkeep or livelihood of  
9    tr   to support financially, esp. in return for sexual favours  
he keeps a mistress in the country     
10    to confine or detain or be confined or detained  
11    to withhold or reserve or admit of withholding or reserving  
your news will keep till later     
12    tr   to refrain from divulging or violating  
to keep a secret, keep one's word     
13    to preserve or admit of preservation  
14    tr; sometimes foll by: up   to observe with due rites or ceremonies  
to keep Christmas     
15    tr   to maintain by writing regular records in  
to keep a diary     
16    when intr, foll by: in, on, to, etc.   to stay in, on, or at (a place or position)  
please keep your seats, keep to the path     
17    tr   to associate with (esp. in the phrase keep bad company)  
18    tr   to maintain in existence  
to keep court in the palace     
19    tr     (Chiefly Brit)   to have habitually in stock  
this shop keeps all kinds of wool     
20    how are you keeping?   how are you?  
21    keep tabs on  
Informal   to keep a watchful eye on  
22    keep track of      See       track       14  
23    keep time      See       time       42  
24    keep wicket   to play as wicketkeeper in the game of cricket  
25    you can keep it  
Informal   I have no interest in what you are offering  
      n  
26    living or support  
he must work for his keep     
27    Archaic   charge or care  
28      (Also called)    dungeon, donjon          the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress  
29    Informal  
a    completely; permanently  
b    for the winner or possessor to keep permanently,   (See also)        keep at       keep away       keep back       keep down       keep from       keep in       keep off       keep on       keep out       keep to       keep under       keep up  
     (Old English cepan to observe; compare Old Saxon kapon to look, Old Norse kopa to stare)  


dungeon         
      n  
1    a close prison cell, often underground  
2       a variant of       donjon  
     (C14: from Old French donjon; related to Latin dominus master)  

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dungeon

  
  
cage, calaboose     (U.S. informal)   cell, donjon, lockup, oubliette, prison, vault  

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dudgeon, dung, Dungeness, dune

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