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Captive

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Captiven. [L. captivus, fr. capere to take: cf. F. captif. See Caitiff.].
  •  A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then, when I am thy captive, talk of chains."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.  [1913 Webster]
Captivea. 
  •  Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.  [1913 Webster]
    "A poor, miserable, captive thrall."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.  [1913 Webster]
    "Even in so short a space, my wonan's heart
    Grossly grew captive to his honey words.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.  [1913 Webster]
Captivev. t. 
     To take prisoner; to capture.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their inhabitans slaughtered and captived."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Captive, n. & adj.
--n. a person or animal that has been taken prisoner or confined.
--adj.
1 a taken prisoner. b kept in confinement or under restraint.
2 a unable to escape. b in a position of having to comply (captive audience; captive market).
3 of or like a prisoner (captive state).

Idiom
captive balloon a balloon held by a rope from the ground.
Etymology
ME f. L captivus f. capere capt- take

THESAURUS

Captive

POW, bond, bondmaid, bondman, bondslave, bondsman, bondswoman, caged, cageling, catch, chain gang, chattel, chattel slave, churl, con, concubine, confined, conquest, convict, coquette, date, debt slave, detainee, detenu, disenfranchised, enslaved, enthralled, ex-convict, flirt, galley slave, gaolbird, helot, homager, honey, hostage, imprisoned, in bondage, in bonds, in captivity, in chains, in slavery, in subjection, incarcerated, internee, jailbird, liege, liege man, liege subject, lifer, locked up, odalisque, oppressed, parolee, peon, political prisoner, prisoner, prisoner of war, serf, servant, slave, steady, stir bird, subject, subjected, subjugated, suppressed, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, theow, thrall, ticket-of-leave man, ticket-of-leaver, trusty, under the heel, under the lash, unfree, vamp, vampire, vassal, villein

ROGET THESAURUS

Captive

Prisoner

N prisoner, prisoner of war, POW, captive, inmate, detainee, hostage, abductee, detenu, close prisoner, jail bird, ticket of leave man, chevronne, imprisoned, in prison, in quod, in durance vile, in limbo, in custody, doing time, in charge, in chains, under lock and key, under hatches, on parole.

Retention

N retention, retaining, keep, detention, custody, tenacity, firm hold, grasp, gripe, grip, iron grip, fangs, teeth, claws, talons, nail, unguis, hook, tentacle, tenaculum, bond, clutches, tongs, forceps, pincers, nippers, pliers, vice, paw, hand, finger, wrist, fist, neaf, neif, bird in hand, captive, retaining, retentive, tenacious, unforfeited, undeprived, undisposed, uncommunicated, incommunicable, inalienable, in mortmain, in strict settlement, uti possidetis.

Love

N love, fondness, liking, inclination, regard, dilection, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, heart, brotherly love, benevolence, attachment, yearning, eros, tender passion, amour, gyneolatry, gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry, Cupid, Venus, myrtle, true lover's knot, love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story, the, old story, plighted love, courtship, amourette, free love, maternal love, storge, parental love, young love, puppy love, attractiveness, popularity, favorite, lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man, flame, love, truelove, leman, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso, cavaliere servente, captive, cicisbeo, caro sposo, inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa, betrothed, affianced, fiancee, flirt, coquette, amorette, pair of turtledoves, abode of love, agapemone, loving, fond of, taken with, struck with, smitten, bitten, attached to, wedded to, enamored, charmed, in love, love-sick, over head and ears in love, head over heels in love, affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving, amorous, amatory, fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly, loved, beloved well beloved, dearly beloved, dear, precious, darling, pet, little, favorite, popular, congenial, after one's mind, after one's taste, after one's fancy, after one's own heart, to one's mind, to one's taste, to one's fancy, to one's own heart, in one's good graces, dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart, lovable, adorable, lovely, sweet, attractive, seductive, winning, charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, amiable, like an angel, amantes amentes, credula res amor est, militat omnis amasius, love conquers all, omnia vincit amor, si vis amari ama, the sweetest joy, the wildest woe.


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