Part of speech: noun

A captive; one held in custody.

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Usage examples "prisoner":

  1. Comes back talking big about his prisoner; but after all he said very little. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  2. Why am I kept a prisoner? - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Come with us- nay- thou art our prisoner- come! - "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.