captive

  • 1 captive — cap‧tive [ˈkæptɪv] adjective [only before a noun] captive viewers or customers watch a company s advertisements or buy a company s products because they have no other choice: • Kids in the classroom are a captive audience to whom ads may seem a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 captive — [adj1] physically held by force bound, caged, confined, enslaved, ensnared, imprisoned, incarcerated, incommunicado, in custody, jailed, locked up, penned, restricted, subjugated, under lock and key*; concepts 536,554 Ant. free, independent,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 captive — [kap′tiv] n. [L captivus < captus, pp. of capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. a person caught and held prisoner, as in war 2. a person who is captivated, as by beauty or love adj. 1. a) taken or held prisoner b) not able …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Captive —   [ kæptɪv, englisch], von industriellen Versicherungsnehmern gegründete Einrichtung zur externen Selbstversicherung, die die Aufgabe hat, für konzerneigene Risiken Versicherungsschutz bereitzustellen. Dies erfolgt v. a. durch die Organisation… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 captivé — captivé, ée (ka pti vé, vée) part. passé. Tenu attaché et comme captif. Captivé par les sons d une musique délicieuse …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 captive — I noun bondman, bondsman, captivus, captured person, captus, convict, felon, helot, hostage, imprisoned person, incarcerated person, inmate, internee, one held in captivity, one held in confinement, one held in subjegation, pawn, person under… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 captive — (n.) late 14c., from L. captivus caught, taken prisoner, from captus, pp. of capere to take, hold, seize (see CAPABLE (Cf. capable)). Replaced O.E. hæftling, from hæft taken, seized. As an adj., from early 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 captive — n *prisoner …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 captivé — Captivé, [captiv]ée. part. pass …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 13 captive — ► NOUN ▪ a person who has been taken prisoner or held in confinement. ► ADJECTIVE 1) imprisoned or confined. 2) having no freedom to choose an alternative. 3) (of a facility or service) controlled by and reserved for a particular organization.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Captive — Infobox VG| title = Captive developer = Mindscape publisher = Mindscape designer = Antony Crowther (design, graphics) Chris Crowther (music, testing) engine = released = 1990 genre = Computer role playing game modes = Single player ratings =… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 captive — [[t]kæ̱ptɪv[/t]] captives 1) ADJ A captive person or animal is being kept imprisoned or enclosed. [LITERARY] Her heart had begun to pound inside her chest like a captive animal. Syn: prisoner N COUNT A captive is someone who is captive. He… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 captive — cap|tive1 [ˈkæptıv] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: captivus, from captus, past participle of capere to take ] 1.) kept in prison or in a place that you are not allowed to leave ▪ captive soldiers ▪ captive animals ▪ His son had been taken …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Captive — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une captive est une société, d un certain type, dans le domaine de l assurance Captive est le nom d un jeu vidéo Captive est un film de 1932 de Clarence… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 18 captive — ● captif, captive adjectif (latin captivus, de capere, prendre) Littéraire. Qui est prisonnier, asservi, privé de liberté : Peuple captif. Se dit d un animal enfermé dans une cage, retenu dans un zoo. Se dit d un marché qui s offre en exclusivité …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 19 Captive — Der Begriff Captive bezeichnet ein Dateisystem für Linux, siehe Captive (Dateisystem) ein konzerneigenes Versicherungsunternehmen, siehe Eigenversicherer eine Kennzahl für den Umsatz innerhalb eines Konzerns Captive (Kennzahl) die Kurzform von… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 20 captive — /kap tiv/, n. 1. a prisoner. 2. a person who is enslaved or dominated; slave: He is the captive of his own fears. adj. 3. made or held prisoner, esp. in war: captive troops. 4. kept in confinement or restraint: captive animals. 5. enslaved by… …

    Universalium


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