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English Dictionary: Captive by the DICT Development Group
5 results for Captive
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. being in captivity [syn: captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed]
  2. 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"
    Synonym(s): captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
  1. a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    Synonym(s): prisoner, captive
  2. an animal that is confined
  3. a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Captive \Cap"tive\, a.
      1. Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in
                     A poor, miserable, captive thrall.      --Milton.
      2. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
                     Even in so short a space, my wonan's heart Grossly
                     grew captive to his honey words.         --Shak.
      3. Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to
            confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Captive \Cap"tive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Captived}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Captiving}.]
      To take prisoner; to capture.
               Their inhabitans slaughtered and captived. --Burke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Captive \Cap"tive\, n. [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F.
      captif. See {Caitiff}.]
      1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy,
            in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.
                     Then, when I am thy captive, talk of chains.
      2. One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection;
            one who is captivated.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      one taken in war. Captives were often treated with great cruelty
      and indignity (1 Kings 20:32; Josh. 10:24; Judg. 1:7; 2 Sam.
      4:12; Judg. 8:7; 2 Sam. 12:31; 1 Chr. 20:3). When a city was
      taken by assault, all the men were slain, and the women and
      children carried away captive and sold as slaves (Isa. 20; 47:3;
      2 Chr. 28:9-15; Ps. 44:12; Joel 3:3), and exposed to the most
      cruel treatment (Nah. 3:10; Zech. 14:2; Esther 3:13; 2 Kings
      8:12; Isa. 13:16, 18). Captives were sometimes carried away into
      foreign countries, as was the case with the Jews (Jer. 20:5;
      39:9, 10; 40:7).
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