1. One who is confined in a prison.
2. A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court.
Prisoner of Hope thou art, -- look up and sing. --Keble.
Prisoner's base. See Base, n., 24.
n : a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war [syn: