- IPA: /ˈdʌn.dʒən/
dungeon (plural dungeons)
- An underground prison or vault, typically built underneath a castle.
- 1911, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Bunyan,_John Bunyan, John]”, in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica:
- Year after year he lay patiently in a dungeon.
- (obsolete) The main tower of a motte or castle; a keep or donjon.
- (obsolete) A shrewd person.
- (games) An area inhabited by enemies, containing story objectives, treasure and bosses.
- (BDSM) A room dedicated to sadomasochistic sexual activity.
- French: oubliette
- German: Verlies, Kerker
- Italian: prigione sotterranea, segreta
- Portuguese: masmorra, calabouço
- Russian: темни́ца
- Spanish: mazmorra, calabozo
- French: donjon, cachot
- German: Verlies
- Italian: torrione
- Portuguese: torre de menagem
- Russian: гла́вная ба́шня
- Spanish: mazmorra
dungeon (dungeons, present participle dungeoning; past and past participle dungeoned)
- (transitive) To imprison in a dungeon.