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Meaning of PRISONER

Pronunciation:  'prizunur

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

PRISONER is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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