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ˈprɪz ə nər, ˈprɪz nərPrison·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prisoner, captive(noun)

    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war


  1. prisoner(Noun)

    A person incarcerated in a prison, while on trial or serving a sentence.

  2. prisoner(Noun)

    Any person held against his or her will.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prisoner(noun)

    one who is confined in a prison

  2. Prisoner(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [F. prisonnier.]


  1. Prisoner

    Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In The United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Caged Women. The series was produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation in Australia, and aired on Network Ten, running 692 episodes from 27 February 1979 to 11 December 1986, after originally only devised as a 16 part mini-series. The series was inspired by British television drama Within These Walls, which had achieved moderate success in Australia. Prisoner producers even approached Googie Withers of Within These Walls to play the role of Prisoner's governor, an offer that she declined. Because of an injunction brought by UK-based ATV, which considered the title too similar to their own series, The Prisoner, it was originally not possible for overseas broadcasters to screen the show under the Prisoner title, which necessitated a name change. In March 2012, it was announced that the series would be "reimagined" on Foxtel in a new version entitled Wentworth.

Editors Contribution

  1. prisoner

    A person who has legally attended a court of law within the justice system of a country or state and receives an evidence based just decision and judgment from a judge, jury, magistrate or other appropriate member of the judiciary with the role and responsibility to decide on a case in a court of law and legally sends them to a prison that meets their need for a specific period of time to be rehabilitated.

    There are various types of prisons in different countries and they deliver a wide range of services to rehabilitate a wide range of prisoners.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on November 7, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prisoner' in Nouns Frequency: #985

How to pronounce Prisoner?

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How to say Prisoner in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prisoner in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prisoner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Prisoner in a Sentence

  1. John Croft:

    I’ve been a prisoner in my house.

  2. Daughter Rachel McDonnell:

    She's really become a prisoner in her own home.

  3. Hoda Teresa Gmez:

    Its better to be here than have them take you prisoner.

  4. Ben Jonson:

    There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.

  5. Brian King:

    If not shot in the heart, the prisoner bleeds to death slowly.

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