What does captor mean?

Definitions for captor
ˈkæp tərcap·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captor, capturernoun

    a person who captures and holds people or animals


  1. captornoun

    One who is holding a captive or captives.

  2. captornoun

    One who catches or has caught or captured something or someone.

  3. Etymology: From the, from the capere. (English usage began around 1688).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Captornoun

    He that takes a prisoner, or a prize.

    Etymology: from capio, to take, Lat.


  1. captor

    A captor is a person or animal that captures or confines another, often by force or coercion. This term is commonly used in situations related to kidnapping, abduction, imprisonment or animal hunting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captornoun

    one who captures any person or thing, as a prisoner or a prize

  2. Etymology: [L., a cather (of animals), fr. caper to take.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. captor

    One who takes, as a prisoner or a prize.

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Anagrams for captor »

  1. proact

  2. copart

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of captor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of captor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of captor in a Sentence

  1. Alan Marshall Beck:

    A boy is a magical creature you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Might as well give up he is your captor, your jailer, your boss and your master a freckled-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing bundle of noise. But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words Hi, Dad

  2. Sheriff Chip Simmons:

    She fought and she fought and she fought, until finally she was able to break free from her would-be captor.

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