Meaning of 囚

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Pinyin: qiú
English Definition: prisoner
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A person in a cell
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Example Words
囚犯 qiú fàn prisoner; convict
囚禁 qiú jìn to imprison; captivity
囚徒 qiú prisoner
死囚 qiú prisoner that awaits execution; convict sentenced to death; someone on death row
囚笼 qiú lóng cage used to hold or transport prisoners
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Example Sentences
Soon they were locked in a cell of the cellar.
Our law prohibits torture, as well as international law.
A month after we escaped, an order went out that every person must be tattooed [with their prison number].
Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
That's past reappearance half a century ago, I was packed into a police car and transportated to the prison I should go to.