1. [syn: prisoner, captive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prisoner \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
[syn: prisoner, captive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "prisoner":
POW, accused, cageling, captive, chain gang, con, convict,
correspondent, defendant, detainee, detenu, ex-convict, gaolbird,
internee, jailbird, libelee, lifer, parolee, political prisoner,
prisoner of war, respondent, stir bird, suspect,
ticket-of-leave man, ticket-of-leaver, trusty, two-time loser