Immured vs Immure - What's the difference?

immured | immure | Derived terms |

Immured is a derived term of immure.

As verbs the difference between immured and immure

is that immured is (immure) while immure is to cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.

As a adjective immured

is imprisoned or confined.

As a noun immure is

(obsolete) a wall; an enclosure.




  • (immure)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • imprisoned or confined
  • immure



  • To cloister, confine, imprison: to lock up behind walls.
  • * 1799 , , Elle?mere: A Novel , Volume IV, William Lane (publisher), pages 219–220:
  • The gentlemen looked at each other for a ?olution of this ?trange event, each pre?uming an order had been obtained to again immure the unfortunate Clara.
  • * 1880 , , Preface,
  • In a happy moment for the Levy-Lawson-Levis, Lady Lytton was betrayed, seized, and immured . The Editor saw his chance, and made the Metropolis ring with the outrage. Levi was saved; so also was Lady Lytton.
  • * 1914', '', in ''The Single Hound'', republished 1924, Martha Dickinson Bianchi (introduction), '' The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson ,
  • Immured in Heaven! / What a Cell! / Let every Bondage be, / Thou sweetest of the Universe, / Like that which ravished thee!
  • * 1933 December, Albert H. Cotton, “ A Note on the Civil Remedies of Injured Consumers]”, in David F. Cavers (editor), Duke University School of Law, Law and Contemporary Problems , Volume I Number I, Duke University Press (1934), [ page 71:
  • This rule is followed in all common-law jurisdictions, although it was not adopted by the House of Lords until 1932, and then only with vigorous dissent, in a case where a mouse was immured in a ginger-beer bottle.
  • To put or bury within a wall.
  • John's body was immured Thursday in the mausoleum.
  • * 1906 , , The Book of Days , Volume 1, page 807,
  • The dreadful punishment of immuring persons, or burying them alive in the walls of convents, was undoubtedly sometimes resorted to by monastic communities.
  • (transitive, crystallography, and, geology, of a growing crystal) To trap or capture (an impurity);
  • * 1975 , , American Crystallographic Association, Soviet Physics, Crystallography , Volume 19, Issues 1-3, page 296,
  • On increasing the supercooling, the step starts completely immuring the impurity and v rises sharply.


    * (imprison) cloister, confine, imprison, incarcerate * (bury) inter

    Derived terms

    * immured


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A wall; an enclosure.
  • (Shakespeare)