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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cap·tive /ˈkæptɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cap·tive n.
 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)

 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)

 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) 2.0

      adj 1: in captivity [syn: confined, imprisoned, jailed]
      2: deeply moved; "sat completely still, enraptured by the
         music"; "listened with rapt admiration"; "rapt in reverie"
         [syn: enraptured, rapt]
      n 1: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war [syn:
      2: an animal that is confined
      3: a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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).