Definitions for detention

Definitions for (noun) detention

Main entry: detention

Definition: a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home

Usage: the detention of tardy pupils

Main entry: hold, detention, custody, detainment

Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

Usage: his detention was politically motivated; the prisoner is on hold; he is in the custody of police

Visual thesaurus for detention