What does captive mean?

Definitions for captive
ˈkæp tɪvcap·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word captive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prisoner, captivenoun

    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

  2. captivenoun

    an animal that is confined

  3. captiveadjective

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

  4. captive, confined, imprisoned, jailedadjective

    being in captivity

  5. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrappedadjective

    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. captivenoun

    a person who has been captured or is otherwise confined

    Etymology: Ultimately from captivus.

  2. captivenoun

    a person held prisoner

    Etymology: Ultimately from captivus.

  3. captiveadjective

    held prisoner; not free; confined

    Etymology: Ultimately from captivus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captivenoun

    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. Captivenoun

    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. Captiveadjective

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

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

  4. Captiveadjective

    subdued by love; charmed; captivated

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

  5. Captiveadjective

    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. Captiveverb

    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. 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!

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    When you are captive between what is real and what should be, attempt an escape to real; should be is a mirage that does not exist.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    We cannot continue to run this country for the top 10%. We can't keep pushing through trade deals that benefit multi-national companies at the expense of workers, government cannot continue to be the captive of the rich and the powerful. Working people cannot be forced to give up more and more as they get squeezed harder and harder.

  4. Elizabeth Smart:

    Elizabeth Smart was held captive by Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, for nine months, and the case captivated the nation just months after the 2002 Winter Olympics took place in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Smart was raped, tethered to trees by steel cables and left without food and water for days at a time. Elizabeth Smart recalled what Elizabeth Smart said to Brian David Mitchell on the night Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped. There finally came a point where I remember stopping Brian David Mitchell and just saying, ‘ If you're just going to rape and kill me, please do it here,' because in my mind I was thinking I want my parents to know what happened to me, I wanted them to find me even if it was just my body, brian David Mitchell had this smile and it was just, it was bone chilling … Brian David Mitchell said, ‘ I'm not going to rape and murder you. Yet,' Elizabeth Smart added. Wanda Barzee was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010, and Brian David Mitchell is serving two life terms. Elizabeth Smart will talk about how Elizabeth Smart moved past the harrowing incident 15 years later, according to E ! News. The special will air on Nov. 12 and 13 before the Lifetime original movie.

  5. 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.

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