Definition: Meaning of, prisoner in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈprɪz(ə)nə /

  • noun
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prisoner prisoners
  1. someone who is kept in a prison as a legal punishment for a crime or while they are waiting for their TRIAL [↪  guard, imprison]
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  2. someone who is taken by force and kept somewhere [=  captive]
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  3. someone who is in a place or situation from which they cannot escape
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prisoner used in phrases

  • Prisoner of Zenda, The
    1. (1894) a novel by Anthony HOPE, which has been made into several films, about the adventures of an Englishman in the imaginary country of RURITANIA
  • political prisoner (noun)
    1. someone who is in prison because they have opposed or criticized the government of their own country
  • prisoner of conscience (noun)
    1. someone who is put in prison because of their political ideas
  • prisoner of war (noun)
    1. a soldier, member of the navy etc who is caught by the enemy during a war and kept as a prisoner
  • prisoner of war camp (noun)
    1. a camp for prisoners of war
  • prisoner of war censorship (noun)
    1. military censorship of communication to and from prisoners of war and civilian internees held by the armed forces
  • prisoner's base (noun)
    1. a children's game; two teams capture opposing players by tagging them and taking them to their own base
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