3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inmate \In"mate'\ ([i^]n"m[=a]t'), noun [In + mate an associate.] One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger; esp., one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place or dwelling.

So spake the enemy of mankind, inclos'd In serpent, inmate bad. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Inmate \In"mate'\, adjective Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal. [R.] "Inmate guests." --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone confined to a prison or hospital)

2: a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated [syn: {inpatient}, {inmate}] [ant: {outpatient}]

3: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison [syn: {convict}, {con}, {inmate}, {yard bird}, {yardbird}]

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