detention / dɪˈtɛn ʃən /


detention2 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. the act of detaining.
  2. the state of being detained.
  3. maintenance of a person in custody or confinement, especially while awaiting a court decision.
  4. the withholding of what belongs to or is claimed by another.
adj. 形容词 adjective
  1. of or relating to detention or used to detain: the detention room of a police station.

detention 近义词

n. 名词 noun

confinement, imprisonment


  1. What’s happening is that the government is creating detention camps all over the country.
  2. The government has provided limited information, and sometimes a family’s last known address is … a detention center.
  3. For example, often the last known address provided was an immigration detention center.
  4. Prosecutors appealed the case, triggering Szutowicz’s current detention.
  5. In the spring, Alma Migrante and other groups sued to improve safety in migrant detention facilities in Baja California.
  6. He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.
  7. After two nights in detention, he was scheduled to be deported back to Turkey on Monday.
  8. He is being held in pretrial detention in Baku and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.
  9. While in pre-trial detention, Krivov undertook two hunger strikes.
  10. Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.
  11. The cause of Haggard's mysterious detention in Rome, and of their own sudden flitting, became at once clear to her.
  12. This detention was very vexatious, for we were not only losing a fair wind, but lying in a very exposed situation.
  13. By statute and order the Central Authority had authorised compulsory detention for four hours and the exaction of a task of work.
  14. I raced upward along the same paths by which Prince Genner had led me to my own detention quarters.
  15. Our primary object in proposing detention is neither punishment nor imprisonment.