(Cap"tive) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Captiving.] To take prisoner; to
Their inhabitans slaughtered and captived.
(Cap*tiv"i*ty) n. [L. captivitas: cf. F. captivité.]
1. The state of being a captive or a prisoner.
More celebrated in his captivity that in his greatest triumphs.
2. A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.
Sink in the soft captivity together.
Syn. Imprisonment; confinement; bondage; subjection; servitude; slavery; thralldom; serfdom.
(Cap"tor) n. [L., a cather (of animals), fr. caper to take.] One who captures any person or
thing, as a prisoner or a prize.
(Cap"ture) n. [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See Caitiff, and cf. aptive.]
1. The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture
of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.
Even with regard to captures made at sea.
2. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
3. The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
Syn. Seizure; apprehension; arrest; detention.
(Cap"ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Capturing.] To seize or take
possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured.
(||Ca*puc"cio) n. [It. cappucio. See Capoch.] A capoch or hood. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Ca*puched") a. [See Capoch.] Cover with, or as with, a hood. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Cap`u*chin") n. [F. capucin a monk who wears a cowl, fr. It. cappuccio hood. See Capoch.]
1. (Eccl.) A Franciscan monk of the austere branch established in 1526 by Matteo di Baschi, distinguished
by wearing the long pointed cowl or capoch of St. Francis.
A bare-footed and long-bearded capuchin.
Sir W. Scott.
2. A garment for women, consisting of a cloak and hood, resembling, or supposed to resemble, that of
3. (Zoöl.) (a) A long-tailed South American monkey (Cabus capucinus), having the forehead naked
and wrinkled, with the hair on the crown reflexed and resembling a monk's cowl, the rest being of a
grayish white; called also capucine monkey, weeper, sajou, sapajou, and sai. (b) Other species
of Cabus, as C. fatuellus (the brown or horned capucine.), C. albifrons (the cararara), and C. apella.
(c) A variety of the domestic pigeon having a hoodlike tuft of feathers on the head and sides of the neck.