Associations to the word «Inmate»


INMATE, noun. A person confined to an institution such as a prison (as a convict) or hospital (as a patient)
INMATE, 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.

Dictionary definition

INMATE, noun. One of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital).
INMATE, noun. A patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated.
INMATE, noun. A person serving a sentence in a jail or prison.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis