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prisonernoun [C]

us   /ˈprɪz·ə·nər, ˈprɪz·nər/
a person who is kept in prison as punishment
A prisoner is also someone who is under the control of someone else and not physically free: Two security guards were held/taken prisoner during the robbery.
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prisonernoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɪz.ən.ər/ us   /ˈprɪz.ən.ɚ/
B1 a person who is kept in prison as a punishment: Prisoners climbed onto the prison roof to protest the conditions inside the prison.
hold/keep/take sb prisoner
C2 to catch and guard someone so that they cannot escape: Of 10,000 troops, 7,000 were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner. The pilot and several passengers were held prisoner by the gunmen for 57 hours.

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Translations of “prisoner”
in Arabic سَجين…
in Korean 죄수, 수감자…
in Portuguese prisioneiro, -a, presidiário…
in Catalan presoner, -a…
in Japanese 囚人, 捕虜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯人,囚犯…
in Turkish mahkûm, hükümlü…
in Russian заключенный, военнопленный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯人,囚犯…
in Italian prigioniero, -a…
in Polish więzień, więźniarka…
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