What does captive mean?

Definitions for captive
ˈkæp tɪvcap·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prisoner, captive(noun)

    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

  2. captive(noun)

    an animal that is confined

  3. captive(adj)

    a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

  4. captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed(adj)

    being in captivity

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. captive(Noun)

    a person who has been captured or is otherwise confined

    Etymology: Ultimately from captivus.

  2. captive(Noun)

    a person held prisoner

    Etymology: Ultimately from captivus.

  3. captive(Adjective)

    held prisoner; not free; confined

    Etymology: Ultimately from captivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captive(noun)

    a prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another

    Etymology: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]

  2. Captive(noun)

    one charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated

    Etymology: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]

  3. Captive(adj)

    made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement

    Etymology: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]

  4. Captive(adj)

    subdued by love; charmed; captivated

    Etymology: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]

  5. Captive(adj)

    of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours

    Etymology: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]

  6. Captive(verb)

    to take prisoner; to capture

    Etymology: [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.]

Freebase

  1. Captive

    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

  1. Captive

    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. captivuscapĕre, captum.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. captive

    A prisoner of war.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. captive

    A prisoner taken by force or stratagem in war, by an enemy; made prisoner, especially in war; kept in bondage or confinement.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of captive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of captive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of captive in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Brosnahan:

    And one of the things I love the most about this show while I have you captive for another two seconds, it’s about a woman who is finding her voice anew, it’s something that’s happening all over the country right now. One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voices is to vote. So if you haven’t already registered, do it on your cell phone right now. Vote, show up, and bring a friend to the polls. Thank you so much.

  2. John Cantlie:

    When you are held captive, you've got a blindfold on, you've got a guy sticking a gun in your head, it is very real. It was inferred that we would meet our God, were we ready to meet God, that we had sown the seeds of our own destruction, the imagination can run riot.

  3. Mike Berry:

    Theyre there to cause people to reflect and honor those who were held captive and remember those who were missing, for someone like Mikey Weinstein or any other group to try to desecrate or remove any display, its a slap in the face to veterans whove served.

  4. Annie Laurie:

    We should have a national motto that we can put up in the school without imposing religion on a captive audience of school kids, it miseducates students. We live under a godless and secular Constitution.

  5. Nadia Murad:

    Nadia Murad, 21, made the comments during a speech at London’s Trade Union Congress House, The Mirror reported Sunday. Murad, from the Iraqi town of Sinjar, said Nadia Murad was orphaned after ruthless ISIS militants killed six of her brothers and Nadia Murad mother. When they took me to Mosul and raped me, I forgot my mother and brothers. Because what they were doing to the women was more difficult than death, Nadia Murad said. Murad said Nadia Murad was among the more than 5,000 Yazidi women taken captive when ISIS swept through the region, many of which were sold into the sex trade. They were committing all kinds ; murder, rape and displacing people by force in the name of Islam.

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