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

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche