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prisoner

pris·on·er

prisoner

 
 
pronunciation:
prI z nr [or] prIz nr
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person held under close guard or restraint, esp. while on trial for a criminal offense, after conviction of a crime, or as an enemy during wartime.
The prisoner, in handcuffs, was marched into the room.The prisoners were allowed to exercise in the yard.The Allied prisoners were housed in rough barracks.
similar words:
captive, convict
definition 2: one who is confined, controlled, or limited.
The man was a prisoner of his own fear.
similar words:
captive
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