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Meaning & Definition of Captive in English

English

Captive

/kæptɪv/

noun

1. A person who is confined

  • Especially a prisoner of war
    synonym:
  • prisoner
  • ,
  • captive

2. An animal that is confined

    synonym:
  • captive

3. A person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

    synonym:
  • captive

adjective

1. Being in captivity

    synonym:
  • captive
  • ,
  • confined
  • ,
  • imprisoned
  • ,
  • jailed

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • captive
  • ,
  • absorbed
  • ,
  • engrossed
  • ,
  • enwrapped
  • ,
  • intent
  • ,
  • wrapped

Examples of using

In living through these uncertain times, it is necessary to be flexible and not be a captive to traditional values.