Definitions for captiveˈkæp tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who is enslaved or dominated:
a captive of one's own fears.
(adj.)made or held prisoner, esp. in war.
kept in confinement or restraint:
enslaved by love, beauty, etc.; captivated.
unable to avoid listening or attending to something:
a captive audience.
Origin of captive:
1300–50; ME (< MF) < L captīvus=capt(us), ptp. of capere to take +-īvus -ive
a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
an animal that is confined
a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed(adj)
being in captivity
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped(adj)
giving or marked by complete attention to
"that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
held as a prisoner, in cage etc.
taken captive by insurgents; a captive bird
people forced to pay attention to sth
Subway advertising has a captive audience.
sb kept by force in a place; = prisoner
a person who has been captured or is otherwise confined
a person held prisoner
held prisoner; not free; confined
Origin: Ultimately from captivus.
a prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another
one charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated
made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement
subdued by love; charmed; captivated
of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours
to take prisoner; to capture
Captive is a science fiction role-playing video game released by Mindscape in 1990. A Dungeon Master "clone", it featured pseudo 3D realtime graphics from a first-person perspective. The player characters are androids operated remotely by a prisoner trying to free himself. The player assumes the role of the prisoner, and the game involves visiting and destroying a series of bases on different planets. It was released on Amiga, Atari ST and PC platforms.
Translations for captive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
captive soldiers; The children were taken/held captive.
- أَسيْر، سَبِيArabic
- cativoPortuguese (BR)
- fanget; indespærretDanish
- اسیر؛ دربندFarsi
- कैद किया हुआHindi
- uhvaćen, zarobljenCroatian
- bezárt, elzártHungarian
- fanginn,í haldiIcelandic
- 포로가 된Korean
- paimtasį nelaisvę, nelaisvėje laikomasLithuanian
- fanget, innesperretNorwegian
- اسیر؛ دربندPersian
- взятый в пленRussian
- fången, fängsladSwedish
- tutsak, esirTurkish
- 被俘虜的Chinese (Trad.)
- قید رکھناUrdu
- bị giam cầmVietnamese
- 被俘虏的Chinese (Simp.)
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