- A person that catches or confines another: he managed to escape from his captors two nights laterMore example sentences
- This seemed to catch their captor by surprise, but he quickly regained his composure.
- Many of the orange jumpsuit-clad detainees fight their captors at every opportunity.
- I only hope he can escape his captors so that we can remember his further exploits.
mid 16th century: from Latin, from capt- 'seized, taken', from the verb capere.