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"
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
Origin: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kap′tiv, n. one taken: a prisoner of war: one kept in bondage.—adj. taken, or kept prisoner in war; charmed or subdued by anything.—ns. Cap′tivaunce (Spens.), captivity; Captiv′ity; Cap′tor, one who takes a prisoner or a prize; Cap′ture, the act of taking: the thing taken: an arrest.—v.t. to take as a prize: to take by force. [L. captivus—capĕre, captum.]
The numerical value of captive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of captive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.
Reason is captive in the hands of the passions, as a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
If the universe has an end, it means we are captive fishes in an aquarium! If it has no end, we are lost sheep in the eternal darkness!
It's a pathetic response to a serious problem that has plagued the ability of the U.S. to successfully recover Americans held captive in the post-9/11 era.
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Translations for captive
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- пленник, затворник, плененBulgarian
- zajatec, zajatýCzech
- kaptito, malliberuloEsperanto
- preso, cautivo, prisioneroSpanish
- vangittu, vankiFinnish
- captif, captiveFrench
- prigioniero, intrappolato, catturatoItalian
- 俘虜, とりこJapanese
- 捕虜, 포로Korean
- gevangene, gevangenDutch
- yisnááhNavajo, Navaho
- jeniec, więzieńPolish
- cativo, prisioneiroPortuguese
- узник, узница, пленный, пленница, пленникRussian
- sužanj, заробљеник, заробљеница, сужањ, zarobljenik, zarobljenicaSerbo-Croatian
- mahkum, esir, tutuklu, hükümlüTurkish
- бранець, полоненийUkrainian
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