what is difference between captive and imprisoned
From Middle English captif; in turn ultimately from Latin captīvus, probably through a borrowing from a Middle French intermediate. Doublet of caitiff.
- IPA(key): /ˈkæptɪv/
- Hyphenation: cap‧tive
captive (plural captives)
- One who has been captured or is otherwise confined.
- One held prisoner.
- (figuratively) One charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
captive (not comparable)
- Held prisoner; not free; confined.
- Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
- Of or relating to bondage or confinement; serving to confine.
- captive chains; captive hours
- non-captive, noncaptive
- captive candidate
captive (third-person singular simple present captives, present participle captiving, simple past and past participle captived)
- (transitive, archaic) To capture; to take captive.
- first-person singular present indicative of captiver
- third-person singular present indicative of captiver
- first-person singular present subjunctive of captiver
- third-person singular present subjunctive of captiver
- second-person singular imperative of captiver
- vocative masculine singular of captīvus
- Alternative form of captif
- IPA(key): /ɪmˈpɹɪzənd/
- simple past tense and past participle of imprison
The term imprisoned implies a sentencing has taken place, whereas jailed may imply a temporary holding before a trial, conviction, and sentencing.