Definitions for: Prisoner


[n] a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war



Webster (1913) Definition: Pris"on*er, n. [F. prisonnier.]
1. One who is confined in a prison. --Piers Plowman.

2. A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or
not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive;
as, a prisoner at the bar of a court. --Bouvier.

Prisoner of Hope thou art, -- look up and sing.
--Keble.

Prisoner's base. See Base, n., 24.

Synonyms: captive

See Also: con, convict, detainee, gaolbird, hostage, inmate, internee, jailbird, political detainee, political prisoner, POW, prisoner of war, surety, unfortunate, unfortunate person

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