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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. Susannah Thorpe:

    A key part of the tool is that it's based on replicating the mechanical challenges that chimpanzees experience in the wild in their daily lives, so when they're moving around forest canopy they have to deal with branches flexing under their weight, they have to deal with planning routes in advance so they know where to go to get to the next food source and we're trying to emulate these mechanical challenges into the lives of captive chimpanzees.

  2. Philippines President Benigno Aquino:

    We strongly condemn the brutal and senseless murder of Mr. Robert Hall, a Canadian national, after being held captive by the Abu Sayyaf group in Sulu for the past nine months.

  3. Kevin Cramer:

    But at the end of the day, there are two things. One is my conscience is captive to God, and my oath is to the Constitution of the United States.

  4. Pamela Anderson:

    This is torture, seaWorld is clinging desperately to the past. We all know captive orcas go insane and suffer terribly when separated from their families.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    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!

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