noun cap·tor \ˈkap-tər, -ˌtr\

: someone who has captured a person and is keeping that person as a prisoner

Full Definition of CAPTOR

:  one that has captured a person or thing

Examples of CAPTOR

  1. The men fought their captors and escaped.

Origin of CAPTOR

Late Latin, from Latin capere
First Known Use: circa 1688

Rhymes with CAPTOR

CAPTOR Defined for Kids


noun cap·tor \ˈkap-tər\

Definition of CAPTOR for Kids

:  someone who has captured a person or thing


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