Translation of "prisoner" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈprɪz.ən.ər/ US  //

a person who is kept in prison as a punishment

Prisoners climbed onto the prison roof to protest at the conditions inside the prison. 犯人們爬上監獄屋頂對監獄裡的條件環境表示抗議。
→ See also political prisoner
hold/keep/take sb prisoner

to catch someone and guard them so that they cannot escape

Of 10 000 troops, 7000 were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. 1萬人的軍隊中,有7000人陣亡、受傷或被俘。
The pilot and several passengers were held prisoner by the gunmen for 57 hours. 飛行員和幾名乘客被持槍歹徒扣押了57個小時。

(Translation of “prisoner” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)