captive vs confined what difference

what is difference between captive and confined

English

Etymology

From Middle English captif; in turn ultimately from Latin captīvus, probably through a borrowing from a Middle French intermediate. Doublet of caitiff.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkæptɪv/
  • Hyphenation: cap‧tive

Noun

captive (plural captives)

  1. One who has been captured or is otherwise confined.
  2. One held prisoner.
  3. (figuratively) One charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.

Translations

Adjective

captive (not comparable)

  1. Held prisoner; not free; confined.
  2. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
  3. Of or relating to bondage or confinement; serving to confine.
    captive chains; captive hours

Antonyms

  • non-captive, noncaptive

Derived terms

  • captive candidate

Translations

Verb

captive (third-person singular simple present captives, present participle captiving, simple past and past participle captived)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To capture; to take captive.

French

Pronunciation

Verb

captive

  1. first-person singular present indicative of captiver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of captiver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of captiver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of captiver
  5. second-person singular imperative of captiver

Latin

Adjective

captīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of captīvus

Middle English

Noun

captive

  1. Alternative form of captif


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈfaɪnd/

Verb

confined

  1. simple past tense and past participle of confine

Adjective

confined (comparative more confined, superlative most confined)

  1. Not free to move.
  2. Limited; narrow; restricted.
  3. In childbed.

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