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
2. One charmed or subdued by beaty,
excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
Cap"tive, a. 1.
Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in
A poor, miserable, captive thrall.
2. Subdued by love; charmed;
Even in so short a space, my wonan's heart
Grossly grew captive to his honey words.
3. Of or pertaining to bondage or
confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains;
Cap"tive (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Captived (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Captiving.] To take prisoner; to
Their inhabitans slaughtered and