Definition of Inmate

1. Noun. One of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital).

Generic synonyms: Occupant, Occupier, Resident



2. Noun. A patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated.
Exact synonyms: Inpatient
Generic synonyms: Patient
Antonyms: Outpatient

3. Noun. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.
Exact synonyms: Con, Convict, Yard Bird, Yardbird
Specialized synonyms: Lifer, Trusty
Generic synonyms: Captive, Prisoner
Derivative terms: Convict

Definition of Inmate

1. n. One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger;

2. a. Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal.

Definition of Inmate

1. Noun. A person confined to an institution such as a prison (as a convict) or hospital (as a patient) ¹

2. Noun. A person who occupies or dwells within a dwelling-house. The word came to be used to refer to temporary inhabitants such as guests in a hotel, students in an on-campus dormitory, patients in a hospital, or prisoners. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inmate

1. one who is confined to an institution [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inmate

inlive
inlock
inlocked
inlocking
inlocks
inlook
inlooks
inlumine
inlumined
inlumining
inly
inmacy
inmarriage
inmarry
inmate (current term)
inmates
inmeat
inmeats
inmesh
inmeshed
inmeshes
inmeshing
inmew
inmid
inmiddes
inmigrant
inmigrants
inmigration
inmigrations

Literary usage of Inmate

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1. No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons by Joanne Mariner (2001)
"inmate Red, who is past his parole eligibility date, will flatten his ... inmate Red, in discussing the matter, was initially confused concerning the date ..."

2. Annual Report by Correctional Association of New York (1870)
"Any inmate rises one grade, as often as 500 merits over and above demerits are saved and placed to his or her credit on the grade book ; 3500 merits over ..."

3. Punishment Before Trial: Prison Conditions in Venezuela by Joanne Mariner, Michael Bochenek (1997)
"inmate Complaints During the course of our interviews with inmates, we heard many complaints of lack of medical attention, either that the infirmary lacked ..."

4. The Offender and His Relations to Law and Society by Burdette Gibson Lewis (1921)
"If an inmate is suffering from some physical weakness he should have ... Under the indeterminate - sentence plan the self- interest of the inmate may be ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"He believes that parole should be dealt with on general evidence, taking into account past history and social environment of each inmate rather than ..."

6. Punishment and Reformation: An Historical Sketch of the Rise of the by Frederick Howard Wines (1919)
"... XIV inmate SELF-GOVERNMENT I. THE THEORY OF inmate SELF-GOVERNMENT Self-government in penal institutions is merely an application of the educational ..."

7. Bound for Good Health: A Collection of Age Pages (1993)
"During that timespan, the inmate population had grown significantly. ... As a result, with the inmate idleness we had to contend with at that time, ..."

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