a person who is confined in a prison, hospital, etc.
Archaic. a person who dwells with others in the same house.
a person who is confined to an institution such as a prison or hospital See also resident (sense 2)
(obsolete) a person who lives with others in a house
1580s, “one allowed to live in a house rented by another” (usually for a consideration), from in “inside” + mate “companion.” Sense of “one confined to an institution” is first attested 1834.
[in me-di-ahs res; English in mee-dee-uh s reez, in mey-dee-ahs reys] /ɪn ˈmɛ dɪˌɑs ˈrɛs; English ɪn ˈmi diˌəs ˈriz, ɪn ˈmeɪ diˌɑs ˈreɪs/ adverb, Latin. 1. in the middle of things. /ɪn ˈmiːdɪˌæs ˈreɪs/ uknown 1. in or into the middle of events or a narrative Latin, literally “in the midst of things” (see […]
- In mem.
1. in memoriam. abbreviation 1. in memoriam
- In memory of
As a reminder of or memorial to. For example, In memory of Grandma we put flowers on her grave every Easter, or In memory of our happy times here we’ve planted a little garden. [ First half of 1300s ]
[in muh-mawr-ee-uh m, -mohr-] /ɪn məˈmɔr i əm, -ˈmoʊr-/ adverb, preposition 1. in memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to): used on gravestones, in obituaries, etc. /ɪn mɪˈmɔːrɪəm/ uknown 1. in memory of; as a memorial to: used in obituaries, epitaphs, etc Latin, literally “in memory of” (see memory). in memoriam [(in […]