Prisoner definition

prĭzə-nər, prĭznər
Frequency:
A person held in custody.
noun
1
0
One deprived of freedom of expression or action.
noun
2
2
A person captured or held captive.

A prisoner of love.

noun
0
0
A person incarcerated in a prison, while on trial or serving a sentence.
noun
0
0
A person held in custody, captivity, or a condition of forcible restraint, especially while on trial or serving a prison sentence.
noun
0
1
Advertisement
A person confined in prison, as for some crime.
noun
0
1
Any person held against his or her will.
noun
0
1
take no prisoners
  • To kill all of an enemy or a population.
  • To be ruthless or unrestrained, as in an undertaking:
idiom
0
0
take no prisoners
  • a command to kill all enemy combatants in a military engagement
    A political campaign that took no prisoners.
idiom
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prisoner
Plural:
prisoners

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs