Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To secure the release of for a price; redeem.

Part of speech: noun

Money paid for the release of a person or property captured.

Part of speech: noun

Release purchased, as from captivity; redemption.

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Usage examples "ransom":

  1. " Well, it was worth a ransom, the way it turned out. - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. I will make up for my fault by paying a heavy ransom. - "Snowdrop and Other Tales", Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm.
  3. Her mother had done it; in her secret thought Daisy knew that, and that she would not have done it to Ransom. - "Melbourne House", Elizabeth Wetherell.