Definitions for: Inmate


[n] a person serving a prison sentence
[n] one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)
[n] a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated



Webster (1913) Definition: In"mate`, n. [In + mate an associate.]
One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a
fellow lodger; esp.,one of the occupants of an asylum,
hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges
in any place or dwelling.

So spake the enemy of mankind, inclos'd In serpent,
inmate bad. --Milton.


In"mate`, a.
Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal. [R.] ``Inmate
guests.'' --Milton.

Synonyms: con, convict, gaolbird, inpatient, jailbird

Antonyms: outpatient

See Also: captive, lifer, occupant, occupier, patient, prisoner, resident

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