- a person who has captured a person or thing.
Origin of captor
Examples from the Web for captor
Innuendo: Two “punishers” strip down and start to seduce Theon as part of the mindgames enacted by his captor.‘Game of Thrones’: Sex, Starks, and Nudity by the Numbers
June 10, 2013
These are not adversaries, or captor and his incarcerated captive.Mads Mikkelsen On Playing the Tasty New Hannibal Lecter
April 4, 2013
Good Morning America anchor Juju Chang asked Smart how she had found the courage to testify against her captor Mitchell.Elizabeth Smart on How She Survived Her Kidnapping
March 12, 2011
Reading his letter, I thought of the famous exchange between the Confederate soldier and his Yankee captor.It's Time for Us to Go
October 28, 2009
He changed his position so that he could see his captor better.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
His captor chuckled for a few moments and then called out in Russian.Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
Mad with rage and fright, he clawed and bit at the neck of his captor.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
Baltasar complied, and captive and captor advanced to the horses.
If he is caught, he pays his captor ten arrow heads ransom for his life.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
- a person or animal that holds another captive
Word Origin and History for captor
1680s, from Latin captor "a catcher," agent noun from captus, past participle of capere "to take" (see capable). Earlier it meant "censor" (1640s). Fem. form captress recorded from 1867.