What does inmate mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inmate(noun)

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

  2. inpatient, inmate(noun)

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

  3. convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird(noun)

    a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison


  1. inmate(Noun)

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

  2. inmate(Noun)

    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. Inmate(noun)

    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. Inmate(adj)

    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.

Anagrams for inmate »

  1. Tamien

  2. taimen

How to pronounce inmate?

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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. Prosecutor Jarrett Ferentino:

    in the hands of the state, not at the hands of the state.” (In reference to an inmate who was sentenced to life in prison in lieu of a death sentence) The Citizens' Voice, April 5,2016

  2. Lyle Mitchell:

    I was to drive my Jeep and bring my cell phone, GPS, clothes, a gun, tents, sleeping bags, hatchet, fishing poles, and money from a package I never picked up, after I picked them up, the plan was to drive to my home and Inmate Matt was going to kill 'the glitch.' Inmate Matt referred to Lyle as 'the glitch.' After Inmate Matt killed Lyle, we were going to drive somewhere. I can't remember where we were going to go, but I know I was told it was around six-seven hours away.

  3. Chris Hughes:

    My personal opinion is that she earned the death penalty, i would be OK with life in prison, if she never gets out again, but she deserves the life of a death row inmate.

  4. Paul Penzone:

    While at work, without any initial interaction leading him to believe theres a potential threat, he was attacked by an inmate, the inmate caught him off-guard, grabbed him by his throat and then swept his legs out from under so aggressively that when he was knocked off balance and thrown to the floor, the first part of his body to strike the cement was his head.

  5. Lieutenant Brandon Jones:

    The inmate was not being aggressive at all, he was almost in a retreat mode.

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