Captive

Definition of Captive

Cap´tive
n.1.A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.
Then, when I am thy captive, talk of chains.
- Milton.
2.One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
a.1.Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.
A poor, miserable, captive thrall.
- Milton.
2.Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
Even in so short a space, my wonan's heart
Grossly grew captive to his honey words.
- Shak.
3.Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.
v. t.1.To take prisoner; to capture.
[imp. & p. p. Captived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Captiving.]
Their inhabitans slaughtered and captived.
- Burke.

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