Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a person who captures and holds people or animals

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Synonyms of Captor


Antonyms of Captor


Alternate forms of Captor

Hyponyms: abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher, surpriser

Hypernyms: individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Origin of the word Captor

  1. 1688, from L. captor, agent noun from capere "to take" (see capable). Fem. form captress recorded from 1867. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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