• synonyms


[noo-geyt, -git, nyoo-]
  1. a prison in London, England: torn down 1902.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for newgate

Historical Examples of newgate

  • While in Newgate he hanged himself to the cell window with his own stockings.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

    Howard Pyle

  • One man cried in a loud voice, 'Who'll follow me to Newgate!'

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • Since that six months I passed in Newgate I don't know myself.

  • Wait a bit, and you'll be sure to see him at home in his lodgings in Newgate.

  • To take him to Newgate, for Sunday makes no difference to criminals.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

British Dictionary definitions for newgate


  1. a famous London prison, in use from the Middle Ages: demolished in 1902
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for newgate


1596, in reference to the famous London prison, which was torn down 1902-3.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper