from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that takes another as a captive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is holding a captive or captives.
- n. One who catches or has caught or captured something or someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who captures any person or thing, as a prisoner or a prize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who captures or takes (a person or thing) by force, stratagem, or surprise; one who takes a prisoner or a prize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who captures and holds people or animals
Late Latin captor, hunter, from Latin capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Late Latin, from the Latin capere. (English usage began around 1688). (Wiktionary)