HyperDic: captive

English > 5 senses of the word captive:
NOUNperson captive, prisonera person who is confined
person captivean animal that is confined
person captivea person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
ADJECTIVEallcaptive, confined, imprisoned, jailedbeing in captivity / captivity
allcaptive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrappedgiving or marked by complete attention to
captive > pronunciation
Soundskae'ptihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > captive: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn captivity / captivity.
Synonymsconfined, imprisoned, jailed
Broaderunfreehampered and not free
Spanishcautivo, confinado, prisionero, recluso
Nounscaptivea person who is confined
captivean animal that is confined
captivea person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
captivitythe state of being a slave
captivitythe state of being imprisoned
English > captive: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGiving or marked by complete attention to.
Synonymsabsorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
Broaderattentive(often followed by 'to') giving care or attention
Spanishabsorto, concentrado, embelesado
Catalanabsort, embadalit
English > captive: 5 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war.
Synonymprisoner
Narrowerconvict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbirdA person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
detainee, political detaineeSome held in custody
hostage, suretyA prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party / party will meet specified terms
interneeA person who is interned
political prisonersomeone who is imprisoned because of their political views
prisoner of war, POWA person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war
Broaderunfortunate, unfortunate personA person who suffers misfortune
Spanishcautivo, PDG, preso, prisionero, recluso
CatalanPDG, pres, presoner, reclús
Adjectivescaptivebeing in captivity / captivity
English > captive: 5 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn animal that is confined.
Broaderanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Spanishanimal en cautividad
Catalananimal en captivitat
Adjectivescaptivebeing in captivity / captivity
English > captive: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion.
Broaderemotional personA person subject to strong states of emotion
Adjectivescaptivebeing in captivity / captivity
Verbscaptivateattract

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