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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.]
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captor

(ˈkæptə)
n
a person or animal that holds another captive
[C17: from Latin, from capere to take]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
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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
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captor

noun jailer or gaoler, guard, keeper, custodian They did not know what their captors had planned for them.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

captor

[ˈkæptər] n
[child, woman, hostage] → ravisseur m
(lawful) his captors → les auteurs mpl de son arrestation
[fish] → pêcheur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
With Tarzan dead, as she fully believed him after having seen his body lying lifeless at the mouth of the cave when she had been dragged forth by her captor, there seemed no power at their command which could guide them safely.
Turning his back to his captor, he walked submissively away in the direction indicated, looking to neither the right nor the left; hardly daring to breathe, his head and back actually aching with a prophecy of buckshot.
My captor merely strode up to the rostrum, the others making way for him as he advanced.
The girl watched all these things in growing wonder, and presently, no other of the Moaks seeming inclined to dispute the right of the Luud to her, she was led off by her captor toward the nearest tower.
He made a lunge at Meriem; but her captor swung her to one side, bared his fighting fangs and growled ominously.
From his position Bradley could not see the wings of his captor, nor in the darkness had he been able to examine those of the second creature closely when it circled before him.
At first she refused; but when a dozen black cavalrymen drew up behind their leader, and at Abdul Mourak's command one of them started to climb the tree after her she realized that resistance was futile, and came slowly down to stand upon the ground before this new captor and plead her cause in the name of justice and humanity.
When Eureka's captor had thrown the kitten after the others the last Gargoyle silently disappeared, leaving our friends to breathe freely once more.
The frightened child rolled his eyes fearfully toward his captor, until the whites showed gleaming all about the irises.
Lead on, I say, the captor's caught, and fate Hath ta'en the fowler in the toils he spread; So soon are lost gains gotten by deceit.
Moreover, he was a boy whom no man could hurt; an invulnerable and dodging serpent who, when chased into a corner, flew out again between his captor's legs, scornfully yelping.
But as he leaves his home he squirts first water and next ink into his captor's face; and it was curious to see the men weaving their heads from side to side to dodge the shot.