inmate


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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 ?
As she grew, her mother began to feel that the Dovecote would be blessed by the presence of an inmate as serene and loving as that which had helped to make the old house home, and to pray that she might be spared a loss like that which had lately taught them how long they had entertained an angel unawares.
First making the circuit of the hut, and ascertaining that it stood quite alone, and that the character of its inmate was likely to protect it from visitors, he ventured through its low door, into the very presence of Gamut.
She could not help being interested, however, and even amused, at the readiness with which her new inmate adapted herself to the circumstances, and brought the house, moreover, and all its rusty old appliances, into a suitableness for her purposes.
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.
I remained an inmate of its walls, after its regeneration, for eight years: six as pupil, and two as teacher; and in both capacities I bear my testimony to its value and importance.
I could gather from her that he continued in weak health, and was a tiresome inmate.
Exceedingly red-eyed and grim, as if he had been up all night at a party which had taken anything but a convivial turn, Jerry Cruncher worried his breakfast rather than ate it, growling over it like any four-footed inmate of a menagerie.
Markleham was a regular inmate of the cottage then; but she talked and talked, and saw nothing.
That was an evil terror--an ugly inmate to have found a nestling-place in Godfrey's kindly disposition; but no disposition is a security from evil wishes to a man whose happiness hangs on duplicity.
So spake the Enemie of Mankind, enclos'd In Serpent, Inmate bad, and toward EVE Address'd his way, not with indented wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his reare, Circular base of rising foulds, that tour'd Fould above fould a surging Maze, his Head Crested aloft, and Carbuncle his Eyes; With burnisht Neck of verdant Gold, erect Amidst his circling Spires, that on the grass Floted redundant: pleasing was his shape, And lovely, never since of Serpent kind Lovelier, not those that in ILLYRIA chang'd HERMIONE and CADMUS, or the God In EPIDAURUS; nor to which transformd AMMONIAN JOVE, or CAPITOLINE was seen, Hee with OLYMPIAS, this with her who bore SCIPIO the highth of ROME.
The inmate was lying in troubled slumber upon a couch similar to that on which the Palmer himself had passed the night.
Here little Meriem slept in comparative warmth and safety, while The Killer and the ape perched upon near-by branches, the former always before the entrance to the lofty domicile, where he best could guard its inmate from the dangers of arboreal enemies.