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.

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

    Etymology: [In + mate an associate.]

  2. Inmateadjective

    admitted as a dweller; resident; internal

    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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  1. Tamien

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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. Jeffrey Ray:

    This conduct was intentional, not accidental, it required a knowledge of the JPay system and multiple actions by every inmate who exploited the system's vulnerability to improperly credit their account.

  2. Jim Aiken:

    There's this old adage in corrections...' If Cheryl Donaldson can't say nothing bad about an inmate, Cheryl Donaldson don't say nothing at all,'.

  3. Alex Villanueva:

    With opioid overdoses on the rise,( the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) wants to ensure that inmate safety is of utmost priority, i have implemented a Narcan Custody Pilot Project. In less than ten days the pilot project saved three inmates from an opioid overdose.

  4. Lyle Mitchell:

    After a couple of days, he told me he and Inmate Sweat had cut the holes and were going down in the pipes, i was already bringing stuff in to him, and didn't really feel I could stop.

  5. Erik Jensen:

    You always stay away from the child molesters and rapists, but when you looked at David, you would have never guessed he killed a cop. He was very well-spoken, very detailed-oriented. He focused on his artwork. He always came across like he knew he was intelligent… He was the inmate supervisor. So Joyce would talk to David because he was right under her. And they developed this bond… I think it went from a work relationship to a friendship to then Joyce doing favors for him.

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    • A. flabby
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