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

  2. captive(Noun)

    a person held prisoner

  3. captive(Adjective)

    held prisoner; not free; confined

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Captive(noun)

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

  3. Captive(adj)

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

  4. Captive(adj)

    subdued by love; charmed; captivated

  5. Captive(adj)

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

  6. Captive(verb)

    to take prisoner; to capture

  7. Origin: [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.]

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How to say captive in sign language?

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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. Donald Trump:

    Germany is a captive of Russia, it's very inappropriate.

  2. Frank Herbert, Dune:

    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty.

  3. Saadi Shirazi:

    Reason is captive in the hands of the passions, as a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.

  4. Shawn Steel:

    She’s using her power as a teacher who gives grades, with a captive audience, to basically scare and shame students.

  5. Brian Henry:

    We are reviewing and evaluating all similar captive pharmacy arrangements that we know of and will work to identify others.

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