Simple Definition of dungeon
: a dark underground prison in a castle
Full Definition of dungeon
1 : donjon
2 : a dark usually underground prison or vault
Examples of dungeon in a sentence
The king threw them in the dungeon.
Origin and Etymology of dungeon
Middle English dongeon, donjon, from Anglo-French donjun, from Vulgar Latin *domnion-, domnio keep, mastery, from Latin dominus lord — more at dominate
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with dungeon
DUNGEON Defined for Kids
Definition of dungeon for Students
: a dark usually underground prison
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