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dungeon

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noun dun·geon \ˈdən-jən\

Simple Definition of dungeon

  • : a dark underground prison in a castle

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dungeon

  1. 1 :  donjon

  2. 2 :  a dark usually underground prison or vault

Examples of dungeon in a sentence

  1. The king threw them in the dungeon.



Origin 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

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DUNGEON Defined for Kids

dungeon

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noun dun·geon \ˈdən-jən\

Definition of dungeon for Students

  1. :  a dark usually underground prison





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