captivity

  • 1 Captivity — may refer to: *Imprisonment or hostage, the state of being confined to a space from which it is difficult or impossible to escape *the same used in a figurative sense, like for example female captivity, as allegorically portrayed in The Gilded… …

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  • 2 Captivity — est un film américano russe réalisé par Roland Joffé, sorti en 2007. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Autour du film …

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  • 3 Captivity — Cap*tiv i*ty, n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivit[ e].] 1. The state of being a captive or a prisoner. [1913 Webster] More celebrated in his captivity that in his greatest triumphs. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of being under control;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 captivity — I noun bondage, captivitas, commitment, committal, confinement, constraint, custody, detention, durance, duress, enslavement, entombment, immuration, immurement, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, jail, prison, quarantine,… …

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  • 5 captivity — (n.) late 14c., from L. captivitatem (nom. captivitas), from captivus (see CAPTIVE (Cf. captive)). An Old English cognate word for it was gehæftnes (see HAFT (Cf. haft)) …

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  • 6 captivity — [n] physical detention by force bondage, committal, confinement, constraint, custody, durance, duress, enslavement, enthrallment, entombment, impoundment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, jail, limbo, restraint, serfdom, servitude,… …

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  • 7 captivity — [kap tiv′i tē] n. pl. captivities the condition or time of being captive; imprisonment; bondage …

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  • 8 captivity — noun VERB + CAPTIVITY ▪ escape, escape from PREPOSITION ▪ during (sb s) captivity ▪ She was tortured many times during her captivity. ▪ …

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  • 9 Captivity — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Captivity Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten Russland …

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  • 10 captivity — cap|tiv|i|ty [ kæp tıvəti ] noun uncount a situation in which a person is being kept as a prisoner: The girls should be released from captivity immediately. in captivity: At least a quarter of the prisoners died in captivity. a. a situation in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 captivity — UK [kæpˈtɪvətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a situation in which a person is being kept as a prisoner The girls should be released from captivity immediately. in captivity: At least a quarter of the prisoners died in captivity. 2) a situation in… …

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  • 12 captivity — [[t]kæptɪ̱vɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft in/of N Captivity is the state of being kept imprisoned or enclosed. The great majority of barn owls are reared in captivity... An American missionary was released today after more than two months of captivity …

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  • 13 captivity — cap|tiv|i|ty [kæpˈtıvıti] n [U] when a person or animal is kept in a prison, ↑cage etc and not allowed to go where they want ▪ The hostages were released from captivity. in captivity ▪ animals bred in captivity …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 captivity — noun (U) the state of being kept in a prison, cage etc and not allowed to go where you want: The hostages were released from captivity. | in captivity: Many animals do not breed well when kept in captivity …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 captivity — n. (pl. ies) 1 a the condition or circumstances of being a captive. b a period of captivity. 2 (the Captivity) the captivity of the Jews in Babylon in the 6th c. BC …

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  • 16 captivity — noun Date: 14th century 1. the state of being captive < some birds thrive in captivity > 2. obsolete a group of captives …

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  • 17 captivity — /kap tiv i tee/, n., pl. captivities. 1. the state or period of being held, imprisoned, enslaved, or confined. 2. (cap.) See Babylonian captivity. [1275 1325; ME captivite ( < OF) < L captivitas. See CAPTIVE, ITY] Syn. 1. bondage, servitude,… …

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  • 18 Captivity —    1) Of Israel. The kingdom of the ten tribes was successively invaded by several Assyrian kings. Pul (q.v.) imposed a tribute on Menahem of a thousand talents of silver (2 Kings 15:19, 20; 1 Chr. 5:26) (B.C. 762), and Tiglath pileser, in the… …

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  • 19 captivity — noun these creatures will languish in captivity Syn: imprisonment, confinement, internment, incarceration, detention, custody Ant: freedom …

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  • 20 captivity — [kæpˈtɪvəti] noun [U] 1) a situation in which wild animals are kept in a place such as a park or ZOO crocodiles that were born in captivity[/ex] 2) a situation in which a person is being kept as a prisoner …

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