Definitions for captivitykæpˈtɪv ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cap•tiv•i•tykæpˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the state or period of being held, imprisoned, enslaved, or confined.
Origin of captivity:
1275–1325; < OF < L
captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement(noun)
the state of being imprisoned
"he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
the state of being a slave
"So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
captivity(noun)æpˈtɪv ɪ ti
the state of being captive
He had been held in captivity for two months.
The state of being captive.
A group of people/beings captive.
The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
Origin: Form of captive, from the Middle English captive, from the Latin captivus. Entered into the English lexicon around 14c.
the state of being a captive or a prisoner
a state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage
Captivity is a 2007 horror thriller film directed by Roland Joffé, based on a screenplay by Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura, and starring Elisha Cuthbert. The film centers on two people who have been abducted and driven mad.
Translations for captivity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a state of being a prisoner, caged etc
animals in captivity in a zoo.
- أسْـر، سبْـيArabic
- cativeiroPortuguese (BR)
- die GefangenschaftGerman
- ropstvo, zarobljeništvoCroatian
- fangavist, hald;ánauð, ófrelsiIcelandic
- gūsts; nebrīveLatvian
- tutsaklık, esaretTurkish
- 囚禁Chinese (Trad.)
- قید ، اسیریUrdu
- tình trạng bị giam cầmVietnamese
- 囚禁，监禁Chinese (Simp.)
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