WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
cap•tor /ˈkæptɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who has captured a person or thing.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cap•tor  (kaptər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who has captured a person or thing.
  • Late Latin, equivalent. to cap(ere) to take + -tor -tor
  • 1640–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

captor /ˈkæptə/ n
  1. a person or animal that holds another captive
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin, from capere to take



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