1. [ noun ] (business) payment for the release of someone
Related terms: payment
2. [ noun ] (accounting,business) money demanded for the return of a captured person
Synonyms: ransom_money
Related terms: cost
3. [ verb ] exchange or buy back for money; under threat
Synonyms: redeem
Related terms: exchange crime
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1906
5. [ noun ] the act of freeing from captivity or punishment
Related terms: recovery
Similar spelling:   Ransome