See also: captivé
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captive (plural captives)
- One who has been captured or is otherwise confined.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
- When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm, since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him. The captive made no resistance […].
- One held prisoner.
- (figuratively) One charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
a person who has been captured
a person held prisoner
captive (not comparable)
- Held prisoner; not free; confined.
- Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
- Of or relating to bondage or confinement; serving to confine.
- captive chains; captive hours
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- Alternative form of