Associations to the word «Captive»


CAPTIVE, noun. One who has been captured or is otherwise confined.
CAPTIVE, noun. One held prisoner.
CAPTIVE, noun. (figurative) One charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
CAPTIVE, adjective. Held prisoner; not free; confined.
CAPTIVE, adjective. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
CAPTIVE, adjective. Of or relating to bondage or confinement; serving to confine.

Dictionary definition

CAPTIVE, noun. A person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war.
CAPTIVE, noun. An animal that is confined.
CAPTIVE, noun. A person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion.
CAPTIVE, adjective. Being in captivity.
CAPTIVE, adjective. 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".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke