prisoner noun

ADJ. virtual Without a wheelchair, she is a virtual prisoner in her own home. | political | life, life-sentence, long-term | short-term | remand | condemned, convicted, sentenced | escaped | model He was a model prisoner, and was released after serving only half of his five-year sentence.

VERB + PRISONER capture, take They had captured over 100 prisoners. Many soldiers were taken prisoner. | hold, keep They were kept prisoner for eight months in a tiny flat. | free, release

PHRASES a prisoner of conscience The former prisoner of conscience was elected president of the new democracy. | a prisoner of war