captor


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cap·tor

 (kăp′tər, -tôr′)
n.
One that takes another as a captive.

[Late Latin, hunter, from Latin capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

captor

(ˈkæptə)
n
a person or animal that holds another captive
[C17: from Latin, from capere to take]

cap•tor

(ˈkæp tər)

n.
a person who has captured a person or thing.
[1640–50; < Late Latin, = Latin cap(ere) to take + -tor -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.captor - a person who captures and holds people or animalscaptor - a person who captures and holds people or animals
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
surpriser - a captor who uses surprise to capture the victim
liberator - someone who releases people from captivity or bondage

captor

noun jailer or gaoler, guard, keeper, custodian They did not know what their captors had planned for them.
Translations
آسِر، سابِ
únosce
bortfører
fogvatartó
sá sem tekur til fanga; ná á sitt vald
tutsak eden

captor

[ˈkæptəʳ] Ncaptor(a) m/f, apresador(a) m/f

captor

[ˈkæptər] n
[child, woman, hostage] → ravisseur m
(lawful) his captors → les auteurs mpl de son arrestation
[fish] → pêcheur m

captor

nderjenige, der jdn gefangen nimmt; his captors treated him kindlyer wurde nach seiner Gefangennahme gut behandelt; his captors were Ruritanianer wurde von Ruritaniern gefangen genommen; his captors later freed himman ließ ihn später wieder frei

captor

[ˈkæptəʳ] n (lawful) → chi ha catturato; (unlawful) → rapitore/trice
he managed to escape from his captors → riuscì a sfuggire a quelli che l'avevano catturato

captive

(ˈkӕptiv) noun
a prisoner. Two of the captives escaped.
adjective
kept prisoner. captive soldiers; The children were taken/held captive.
capˈtivity noun
a state of being a prisoner, caged etc. animals in captivity in a zoo.
ˈcaptor noun
a person who captures someone. He managed to escape from his captors.
ˈcapture (-tʃə) verb
1. to take by force, skill etc. The soldiers captured the castle; Several animals were captured.
2. to take possession of (a person's attention etc). The story captured his imagination.
noun
1. the act of capturing.
2. something caught. A kangaroo was his most recent capture.
References in classic literature ?
No words can paint the fury of her captor at her disappearance.
My captor merely strode up to the rostrum, the others making way for him as he advanced.
He made a lunge at Meriem; but her captor swung her to one side, bared his fighting fangs and growled ominously.
Gomez whipped out his knife, however, and but for the huge strength of his captor, which enabled him to disarm him with one hand, he would certainly have stabbed him.
But as he listened to the captive captor beating on the door of the prison, a new and curious reflection came to him.
she said, turning up her eyes to him with the hopeless defiance of the sparrow's gaze before its captor twists its neck.
It seemed a strangely inopportune moment for a proud member of a proud race to unbend in casual conversation with a captor.
The others now swarmed about us, asking many questions, but I would not talk to them, and finally my captor announced that he would lead me back to my cell.
The Englishman, finally concluding that he was a prisoner, saw no alternative open but to accompany his captor, and thus they traveled slowly through the jungle while the sable mantle of the impenetrable forest night fell about them, and the stealthy footfalls of padded paws mingled with the breaking of twigs and the wild calls of the savage life that Clayton felt closing in upon him.
He had given up kicking, and was trying to turn his thoughts upon solemn things, when his captor released him.
When Eureka's captor had thrown the kitten after the others the last Gargoyle silently disappeared, leaving our friends to breathe freely once more.
As the Belgian entered the presence of his captor the scowl upon the features of the latter boded ill for any hope which Werper might entertain, still he fortified himself by recalling the common weakness of mankind, which permits the most inflexible of natures to bend to the consuming desire for wealth.