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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war;
[syn: prisoner, captive]

2. an animal that is confined;

3. a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. being in captivity;
[syn: captive, confined, imprisoned, jailed]

2. giving or marked by complete attention to;
- Example: "that engrossed look or rapt delight"
- Example: "then wrapped in dreams"
- Example: "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare
- Example: "rapt with wonder"
- Example: "wrapped in thought"
[syn: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Then, when I am thy captive, talk of chains. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Captive \Cap"tive\, a. 1. Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement. [1913 Webster] A poor, miserable, captive thrall. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated. [1913 Webster] Even in so short a space, my wonan's heart Grossly grew captive to his honey words. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Captive \Cap"tive\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captived; p. pr. & vb. n. Captiving.] To take prisoner; to capture. [1913 Webster] Their inhabitans slaughtered and captived. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

captive adj 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" [syn: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped] n 1: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war [syn: prisoner, captive] 2: an animal that is confined 3: a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Captive 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).