captor

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noun cap·tor \ˈkap-tər, -ˌtȯr\

Definition of captor

  1. :  one that has captured a person or thing

Examples of captor in a Sentence

  1. The men fought their captors and escaped.

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Origin and Etymology of captor

Late Latin, from Latin capere


CAPTOR Defined for English Language Learners

captor

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Definition of captor for English Language Learners

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


CAPTOR Defined for Kids

captor

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noun cap·tor \ˈkap-tər\

Definition of captor for Students

  1. :  someone who has captured a person or thing



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