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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Captive  \Cap"tive\,  n.  [L.  captivus,  fr  capere  to  take:  cf  F. 
  captif  See  {Caitiff}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Captive  \Cap"tive\,  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Captive  \Cap"tive\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Captived};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Captiving}.] 
  To  take  prisoner;  to  capture. 
 
  Their  inhabitans  slaughtered  and  captived.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  captive 
  adj  :  in  captivity  [syn:  {confined},  {imprisoned},  {jailed}] 
  n  1:  an  animal  that  is  confined 
  2:  a  person  who  is  confined;  especially  a  prisoner  of  war  [syn: 
  {prisoner}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Captive 
  one  taken  in  war.  Captives  were  often  treated  with  great  cruelty 
  and  indignity  (1  Kings  20:32;  Josh.  10:24;  Judg.  1:7;  2  Sam. 
  4:12;  Judg.  8:7;  2  Sam.  12:31;  1  Chr.  20:3).  When  a  city  was 
  taken  by  assault,  all  the  men  were  slain,  and  the  women  and 
  children  carried  away  captive  and  sold  as  slaves  (Isa.  20;  47:3; 
  2  Chr.  28:9-15;  Ps  44:12;  Joel  3:3),  and  exposed  to  the  most 
  cruel  treatment  (Nah.  3:10;  Zech.  14:2;  Esther  3:13;  2  Kings 
  8:12;  Isa.  13:16,  18).  Captives  were  sometimes  carried  away  into 
  foreign  countries,  as  was  the  case  with  the  Jews  (Jer.  20:5; 
  39:9,  10;  40:7). 
 




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