captive

Part of speech: adjective

Taken prisoner; held in confinement or bondage.

Part of speech: noun

One captured and held in restraint; a prisoner.

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Usage examples "captive":

  1. Then he walked slowly toward the captive. - "On the Pampas", G. A. Henty.
  2. The crowd of lads was now surrounding him, some distance from the fire, which burned in front of the captive. - "Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout or, The Speediest Car on the Road", Victor Appleton.
  3. The judgement was taken captive and flowed with her. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.