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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
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A prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
Nouns denoting people
Hypernyms ("hostage" is a kind of...):
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