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Adjective
/ˈkaptiv/,
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captives, plural;
  1. Imprisoned or confined
    • - the farm was used to hold prisoners of war captive
    • - a captive animal
  2. Having no freedom to choose alternatives or to avoid something
    • - advertisements at the movie theater reach a captive audience
  3. (of a facility or service) Controlled by, and typically for the sole use of, an establishment or company
    • - a captive power plant
Noun
  1. A person who has been taken prisoner or an animal that has been confined


  1. prisoner: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
  2. being in captivity
  3. an animal that is confined
  4. 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"
  5. a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
  6. (captivity) the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
  7. Captive! is the eighth novel in World of Adventure series by Gary Paulsen. The story is about Roman Sanchez and his classmates who are kidnapped by masked gunmen and threatened with death unless they are paid ransom money. It was published on November 1, 1995 by Random House.
  8. Captive is a 1998 American drama film. The film stars Erika Eleniak and Michael Ironside.
  9. Cautiva (Captive) is a 2005 Argentine film that concerns itself with what happened to the children of the people killed after the 1970s military coup. The film states it was made with the support of Argentine National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts. ...
  10. The soundtrack for the 1986 UK film Captive is the only solo album to date by The Edge, guitarist of U2.
  11. Captive is a science fiction computer role-playing game released by Mindscape in 1990. A Dungeon Master "clone", it featured 3D realtime graphics from a first-person perspective.
  12. In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past (À la recherche du temps perdu) is a semi-autobiographical novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. ...
  13. (captively) In a captive manner
  14. (CAPTIVES) Insurers that are created and wholly-owned by one or more non-insurers, to provide owners with coverage. A form of self-insurance.
  15. (CAPTIVES) Asir, pl. Usura, and Usara'. With respect to captives, the Imam, or leader of the army, has it in his choice to slay them, "because the Prophet put captives death, and also because slaying them terminates wickedness"; or he may if he choose make them slaves. ...
  16. (CAPTIVITY) Confinement, imprisonment or restraint.
  17. (Captivity) The maintenance of animals not in the free, wild state.
  18. (Captivity) When an animal lives in a zoo, sanctuary or wildlife park rather than in the wild.
  19. (Captivity) the state or condition of being in bondage to one's enemies, especially if this involves deportation to a foreign land. The term captivity is commonly used to describe two periods when the nations of Israel (722-721 B.C.) and Judah (597 B.C. ...
  20. An audience confined to an area in which consumers have a strong likelihood of being exposed to the messaging. (See also, Self Directed Engagement).
  21. To dream that you are a captive, denotes that you may have treachery to deal with, and if you cannot escape, that injury and misfortune will befall you. To dream of taking any one captive, you will join yourself to pursuits and persons of lowest status. ...
  22. In its simplest form, a captive is a wholly owned insurance company that is formed by a noninsurance entity or group to insure or reinsure some or all of the risks of its parent. A captive is usually administered by specialized consultants. (See “ A Physician’s Guide to Captives. ...
  23. not wild; not living in its natural habitat.
  24. Something that is permanently located in the desired position
  25. Establishment of trading company in a 'no-tax' haven