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HOSTAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hostage mean? 

HOSTAGE (noun)
  The noun HOSTAGE has 1 sense:

1. a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

  Familiarity information: HOSTAGE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOSTAGE (noun)


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Meaning:

A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

hostage; surety

Hypernyms ("hostage" is a kind of...):

captive; prisoner (a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war)


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