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hostages, plural;
  1. A person seized or held as security for the fulfillment of a condition
    • - the kidnapper had instructed the hostage's family to drop the ransom at noon

  1. a prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
  2. A hostage is a person or entity which is held by a captor. The original definition meant that this was handed over by one of two belligerent parties to the other or seized as security for the carrying out of an agreement, or as a preventive measure against certain acts of war. ...
  3. Hostage is the eight release, and sixth studio album, from American Christian rock band Resurrection Band (known at this time as "Rez Band"), released in late 1984.
  4. Hostage is a 2005 thriller film with Bruce Willis that was directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson.
  5. Hostage is a 2001 thriller novel by Robert Crais, set in Bristo Bay, California, about a small town police chief named Jeff Talley with memories of a failed hostage situation, who must negotiate the same type of situation in his own town if he wants his own family to live. ...
  6. Hostage is a six-part Irish history documentary television series broadcast on RTÉ One in June 2008 each Friday at 20:30. ...
  7. Hostages is a computer game developed by Infogrames in 1988. The game was called Hostage: Rescue Mission in the United States, and Operation Jupiter in France. The Nintendo Entertainment System port was called Rescue: The Embassy Mission. ...
  8. The Hostage (Die Bürgschaft) is a 1798 ballad by German poet Friedrich Schiller. He took the idea out of the medieval Latin collection of anecdotes and tales, the Gesta Romanorum.
  9. The Hostage is a 1967 Crown International low-budget motion picture starring Don O'Kelly, James Almanzar and Joanne Brown, with Leland Brown, John Carradine, and Harry Dean Stanton.
  10. The Hostage is a loose 1958 English version, with songs, adapted in a much longer text from a one-act Irish language Gaelic play An Giall, by its author, Brendan Behan.
  11. "The Hostage" is a 1974 pop-rock hit released by Donna Summer on the Groovy record label. It was the first single from Summer's debut album Lady of the Night. ...
  12. (The Hostages) The Hostages is a 1975 British adventure film directed by David Eady and starring Stephen Garlick, Jayne Collins, Peter Marshall, Julian Holloway and Robin Askwith.
  13. A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released
  14. (Hostages) Persons taken by an individual or organized group in order to force a state, government unit, or community to meet certain conditions: payment of ransom, release of prisoners, or some other act.
  15. A piece that is frozen 2 squares away from a trap square is a hostage. If the trap is undefended, and the hostage-holder is mobile, the hostage piece can be trapped in one move.
  16. An innocent person held captive by another who threatens to kill or harm that person if one or more demands are not met, such as that the hostage remain seated and conscious for the entirety of the Continuing Legal Education lecture.
  17. (JP 1-02) - A person held as a pledge that certain terms or agreements will be kept. (The taking of hostages is forbidden under the Geneva Conventions, 1949.) See FM 100-20.
  18. A person given or held to make certain that promises will be kept.
  19. (1) H-JAIL, that is, (2h)[H], PO towards, DH taps front of fingers on the back of the NDH fingers. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - hostage. (2) [H dot] is held like gun to the neck of the signer.
  20. Regina and her parents are held hostage; Liz, Nicholas and Bruce try to help rescue them.