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Definitions of prisoner

  1. a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. One who is under arrest or on trial; one who is confined in a jail or prison; any one held against his will; a soldier captured by the enemy in war; a captive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A captive. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A captive; one held in custody. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. One confined in a prison; a person under arrest. Prisoner's base, see Prison-base. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. One who is confined in a prison; a captive; one whose liberty is restrained. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for prisoner

  1. Gentlemen, the prisoner is only twenty- three years old. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  2. Can we get back to Staretta by night- with a prisoner and also three more of our friends who came on before? – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden