What is Hostage?
Hostage definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a person given or held as security for the fulfillment of certain conditions or terms, promises, etc., by another.
Archaic. a security or pledge.
Obsolete. the condition of a hostage.
verb (used with object), hosA.taged, hosA.tagA.ing.
to give (someone) as a hostage: He was hostaged to the Indians.