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in·mate

 (ĭn′māt′)
n.
A resident of a dwelling that houses a number of occupants, especially a person confined to an institution, such as a prison or hospital.

inmate

(ˈɪnˌmeɪt)
n
1. a person who is confined to an institution such as a prison or hospital. See also resident2
2. obsolete a person who lives with others in a house

in•mate

(ˈɪnˌmeɪt)

n.
1. a person who is confined in a prison, hospital, etc.
2. Archaic. a person who dwells with others in the same house.
[1580–90; probably orig., inn in sense “dwelling” + mate1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inmate - one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)inmate - one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)
occupant, occupier, resident - someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
2.inmate - a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
patient - a person who requires medical care; "the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"
3.inmate - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prisoninmate - a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
lifer - a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
trusty - a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges

inmate

noun
1. patient, case, sufferer, occupant, invalid, convalescent, sick person A fellow inmate said that she was in very good shape.
2. prisoner, convict, con (slang), lag (slang), captive, detainee, jailbird The most touching letter I received was written by a prison inmate.
Translations
مُقِيمٌنَزيل، مُقيم
chovanecvězeň
indsat
vanki
zatvorenik
vistmaîur
被収容者
피수용자
ligonis
cietumnieks)
intern
ผู้ถูกกักขังในคุก
bạn tù

inmate

[ˈɪnmeɪt] N [of hospital] → enfermo/a m/f; [of prison] → preso/a m/f, presidiario/a m/f; [of asylum] → internado/a m/f

inmate

[ˈɪnmeɪt] n [prison] → détenu(e) m/f; [asylum, mental institution] → pensionnaire mf
death row inmates → les détenus du couloir de la mort

inmate

nInsasse m, → Insassin f

inmate

[ˈɪnˌmeɪt] n (of prison) → detenuto/a, carcerato/a; (of asylum) → internato/a, ricoverato/a

inmate

(ˈinmeit) noun
one of the people living in an institution, especially a prison or mental hospital.

inmate

مُقِيمٌ vězeň indsat / indlagt Insasse τρόφιμος interno vanki détenu zatvorenik detenuto 被収容者 피수용자 bewoner innsatt współmieszkaniec preso, recluso заключенный intern ผู้ถูกกักขังในคุก hükümlü bạn tù 囚犯
References in classic literature ?
The Nurse," said the Man who had laughed, "is an inmate of the Institution for the Illiterate-Deaf-and-Dumb.
There was a story, which I shrank from verifying, that a former inmate of our house had hung himself in it, but I do not know to this day whether it was true or not.
She came, not as a guest, but as a rightful inmate, into the household that was darkened by trouble, as if its gloomy twilight were a medium in which she was entitled to hold intercourse with her fellow-creature There glimmered the embroidered letter, with comfort in its unearthly ray.
For years an inmate of the palace, and often a listener in the armory when the King played at sword with his friends and favorites, De Vac had heard much which passed between Henry III and his intimates that could well be turned to the King's harm by a shrewd and resourceful enemy.
Instead of sleeping, the worthy naturalist sat ruminating over what he had both seen and heard that day, until the tossing and mutterings which proceeded from the cabin of Esther, who was his nearest neighbour, advertised him of the wakeful situation of its inmate.
Such were Dimmler the musician and his wife, Vogel the dancing master and his family, Belova, an old maiden lady, an inmate of the house, and many others such as Petya's tutors, the girls' former governess, and other people who simply found it preferable and more advantageous to live in the count's house than at home.
When the jailer received this new inmate, and saw from the warrant the name and station of his prisoner, he muttered with his turnkey smile, --
I have consented to serve Marmaduke Temple—to be an inmate in the dwelling of the greatest enemy of my race; yet what better could I do?
I was beating about the bush, trying to be ingenious, wondering by what combination of arts I might become an acquaintance, when she offered this happy suggestion that the way to become an acquaintance was first to become an inmate.
Septimus, to expect Neville as an inmate to be read with, on Monday next.
Immediately adjacent to Nukuheva, and only separated from it by the mountains seen from the harbour, lies the lovely valley of Happar, whose inmates cherish the most friendly relations with the inhabitants of Nukuheva.
It was a strange sensation to be sleeping in the house, like a friend of the family, and yet not to know one of the inmates, even by sight!