noun. ['ˈrænsəm'] payment for the release of someone.
Words that Rhyme with Ransom
Example sentences of the word ransom
1. Noun, singular or mass
I've kidnapped him and am holding him ransom.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
That ransom note could have been typed in DK P.I., a font designed to resemble a worn-out typewriter.
Quotes containing the word ransom
1. I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it's relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?
- Jarod Kintz
2. Ransom really looked at the other man for the first time, shook his head, stared again.“Holy hell, your eyes are like a fucking viper’s.” Venom raised an eyebrow.“You have hair prettier than one of Astaad’s concubines.” Ransom gave the vampire the finger. Venom grinned.
- Nalini Singh, Archangel's Consort
3. I receive Thee ransom of my soul. For love of Thee have I studied and kept vigil toiled preached and taught…
- Thomas Aquinas
noun. ['ˈrænsəm'] money demanded for the return of a captured person.
- ransom money
noun. ['ˈrænsəm'] the act of freeing from captivity or punishment.
verb. ['ˈrænsəm'] exchange or buy back for money; under threat.