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Captive vs. Prisoner

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  • Captive (noun)

    One who has been captured or is otherwise confined.

  • Captive (noun)

    One held prisoner.

  • Captive (noun)

    One charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.

  • Captive (adjective)

    Held prisoner; not free; confined.

  • Captive (adjective)

    Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.

  • Captive (adjective)

    Of or relating to bondage or confinement; serving to confine.

    "captive chains; captive hours"

  • Captive (verb)

    To capture; to take captive.

  • Prisoner (noun)

    A person incarcerated in a prison, while on trial or serving a sentence.

  • Prisoner (noun)

    Any person held against their will.

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  • Captive (noun)

    A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.

  • Captive (noun)

    One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.

  • Captive (adjective)

    Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.

  • Captive (adjective)

    Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.

  • Captive (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.

  • Captive

    To take prisoner; to capture.

  • Prisoner (noun)

    One who is confined in a prison.

  • Prisoner (noun)

    A person under arrest, or in custody, whether in prison or not; a person held in involuntary restraint; a captive; as, a prisoner at the bar of a court.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Captive (noun)

    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

  • Captive (noun)

    an animal that is confined

  • Captive (noun)

    a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

  • Captive (adjective)

    in captivity

  • Captive (adjective)

    deeply moved;

    "sat completely still, enraptured by the music"

    "listened with rapt admiration"

    "rapt in reverie"

  • Prisoner (noun)

    a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

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