Translation of "prison" - English-Spanish dictionary

prison

noun uk /ˈprɪz·ən/

B1 a place where criminals are kept as a punishment

cárcel
He’s spent most of his life in prison.

(Translation of “prison” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

prison

noun /ˈprizn/

a building in which criminals are kept; jail

prisión, cárcel
He was sent to prison
He is in prison.
prisoner noun

anyone who has been captured and is held against his will as a criminal, in a war etc

preso, recluso; prisionero
The prisoners escaped from jail.
prisoner of war noun (plural prisoners of war)

a member of the armed forces captured in a war.

prisionero de guerra
take/keep/hold prisoner

to (capture and) confine (a person) against his will

hacer prisionero
Many soldiers were killed and the rest taken prisoner
She was kept prisoner in a locked room.

(Translation of “prison” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)