What does Inmate mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inmatenoun

    one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)

  2. inpatient, inmatenoun

    a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated

  3. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbirdnoun

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison


  1. inmatenoun

    A person confined to an institution such as a prison (as a convict) or hospital (as a patient)

  2. inmatenoun

    A person who occupies or dwells within a dwelling-house. The word came to be used to refer to temporary inhabitants such as guests in a hotel, students in an on-campus dormitory, patients in a hospital, or prisoners.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inmatenoun

    Inmates are those that be admitted to dwell for their money jointly with another man, though in several rooms of his mansion-house, passing in and out by one door. John Cowell

    Etymology: in and mate.

    So spake the enemy of mankind, inclos'd
    In serpent, inmate bad! And toward Eve
    Address'd his way. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix.

    There he dies, and leaves his race
    Growing into a nation; and now grown,
    Suspected to a sequent king, who seeks
    To stop their overgrowth, as inmate guests
    Too numerous. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xii.

    Home is the sacred refuge of our life,
    Secur'd from all approaches but a wife:
    If thence we fly, the cause admits no doubt,
    None but an inmate foe could force us out. John Dryden, Aur.


  1. inmate

    A prisoner (also known as an inmate or detainee) is a person who is deprived of liberty against their will. This can be by confinement, captivity, or forcible restraint. The term applies particularly to serving a prison sentence in a prison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inmatenoun

    one who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger; esp.,one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place or dwelling

  2. Inmateadjective

    admitted as a dweller; resident; internal

  3. Etymology: [In + mate an associate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inmate

    in′māt, n. one who lodges in the same house with another: a lodger: one received into a hospital, &c.—adj. dwelling in the same place.

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Anagrams for Inmate »

  1. taimen

  2. Tamien

  3. etamin

  4. tamein

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inmate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Inmate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Inmate in a Sentence

  1. Cindy Nesbit:

    We understood that that Mr. Singh's hair was of the utmost importance to Inmate Singh, and this was a clear violation of Inmate Singh religious liberty rights.

  2. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee:

    Johnson, 68, faces execution after being convicted in the 1984 murder of Connie Johnson, Connie Johnson. Several religious leaders, include the president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Johnson is a member, have urged Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to grant Johnson clemency. Johnsons supporters said the inmate experienced a religious conversion and now ministers to other prisoners. BOY, 8, FINDS GUN AND ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS MOM AT COLLEGE BASEBALL GAME On Tuesday, Leeannounced his decision to deny clemencyfor Johnson, FOX 17 reported. After a prayerful and deliberate consideration of Don Johnsons request for clemency, and after a thorough review of the case, I am upholding the sentence of the State of Tennessee and will not be intervening.

  3. Susan McNaughton:

    No drugs or contraband or influence of escape, if it clears through the mailroom, it's delivered to the inmate.

  4. Victor Frankl:

    There were always choices to make. Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom; which determined whether or not you become the plaything to circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate.

  5. Sheriff Laurie Smith:

    It looks like one inmate brushed up against another and then the fight was on with fists, you can see a lot of fist fighting going on in the video. The inmates are spread throughout the pod.

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