prisoner of war
Date: 1660 a person captured in war; especially a member of the armed forces of a nation who is taken by the enemy during combat

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  • Prisoner of war — POW redirects here. For other uses, see POW (disambiguation). A prisoner of war (POW, PoW, PW, P/W, WP, PsW) or enemy prisoner of war (EPW) is a person, whether civilian or combatant, who is held in custody by an enemy power during or immediately …   Wikipedia

  • prisoner of war — a person who is captured and held by an enemy during war, esp. a member of the armed forces. Abbr.: POW [1670 80] * * * ▪ international law       (pow, or Pw), any person captured or interned by a belligerent power during war. In the strictest… …   Universalium

  • prisoner of war — noun a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑POW • Hypernyms: ↑prisoner, ↑captive * * * noun, pl prisoners of war [count] : a soldier who has been captured during a war by the enemy called also …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prisoner of War — Pri|so|ner of War [ prɪz(ə)nə(r) əf wɔ: ], der; , s [engl. prisoner of war, zu: prisoner = Gefangener u. war = Krieg]: engl. Bez. für: Kriegsgefangener (Abk.: POW). * * * Pri|so|ner of War [ prɪznə əv wɔ:], der; , s [engl. prisoner of war, zu:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • prisoner of war — 1. noun A soldier or combatant who is captured by the enemy. Abbreviations , . As a prisoner of war, he was interrogated by his enemy captors. 2. adjective Of or relating to a prisoner of war or prisoners of war. After his capture he was taken to …   Wiktionary

  • prisoner of war — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms prisoner of war : singular prisoner of war plural prisoners of war someone, usually a soldier, who is held as a prisoner by the enemy during a war …   English dictionary

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