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Captive meaning

captive - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.
  2. 2. One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
  3. 3. Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.
  4. 4. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
  5. 5. Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.
  6. 6. To take prisoner; to capture.
  7. 7. A prisoner.
  8. 8. Held prisoner.

captive - examples of usage

  1. " Dost thou not know," he asked, " that Japezaws hath betrayed thee; that thou art to be kept captive in Jamestown in order to force The Powhatan to do whatever the English desire of him?" - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. By our ancient custom this captive is mine." - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. He was now a captive, and not for the first time in his life. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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