prisoner of war Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “prisoner of war” - Learner’s Dictionary

prisoner of war

noun [C]
( plural prisoners of war)
a soldier who is caught by enemy soldiers during a war: a prisoner of war campPeople held in prisonSoldiers and people who fight in wars
Translations of “prisoner of war”
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰俘…
in Russian военнопленный…
in Turkish savaş esiri/tutsağı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 战俘…
in Polish jeniec wojenny…
(Definition of prisoner of war from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


peaceful, quiet, and without worry

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

climate justice noun
climate justice noun
October 12, 2015
the holding to account of those responsible for climate change and reparation for those most affected by it I just finished reading the pope’s message to the world on climate justice.I feel energized and have joined a group of people at my church, St. Joseph University Parish, who feel the same.

Read More