Definitions for captureˈkæp tʃər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cap•tureˈkæp tʃər(v.; n.)-tured, -tur•ing
(v.t.)to take by force or stratagem; take prisoner; seize; apprehend.
to gain control of or exert influence over:
to capture someone's attention.
to take possession of, as in a game or contest.
to represent or record in lasting form:
a movie that captures Berlin in the 1930s.
to enter (data) into a computer for processing or storage. to record (data) in preparation for such entry.
(n.)the act of capturing; seizure.
the person or thing captured.
the process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.
Origin of capture:
1535–45; < MF < L captūra <capt(us), ptp. of capere to take
capture, gaining control, seizure(noun)
the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
the act of taking of a person by force
the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
succeed in representing or expressing something intangible
"capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)
attract; cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"
get, catch, capture(verb)
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
"We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit
"This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"; "The star captured a comet"
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer(verb)
take possession of by force, as after an invasion
"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
"I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to take sb in order to make them a prisoner
aid workers captured by guerrillas
to catch and keep an animal
He captured several stray dogs.
to take control of a place in war
Enemy forces have captured two coastal cities.
to accurately express a feeling
stories that capture the spirit of Ireland
to make sb interested
an event that captured the attention of the media
to film or record sth
to capture the accident on camera
the act of capturing sb
the capture of three soldiers; Avoid capture by hiding in the trees.
the act of capturing a place
the capture of the town
An act of capturing.
Something that has been captured; a captive.
To take control of.
To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
To reproduce convincingly.
To remove or take control of an opponentu2019s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).
Origin: From capture (noun).
the act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem; as, the capture of an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
the securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction
the thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey
to seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'capture' in Verbs Frequency: #554
Translations for capture
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of capturing.
- inname, veroweringAfrikaans
- أسْـر، إسْتِلابArabic
- capturaPortuguese (BR)
- dopadení; ukořistění; chyceníCzech
- die GefangennahmeGerman
- erobring; indfangningDanish
- vallutamine, vangivõtmineEstonian
- תְפִיסָה, לְכִידָהHebrew
- पकड़ने की क्रियाHindi
- hvatanje, osvojenjeCroatian
- foglyul ejtésHungarian
- handtaka, föngunIcelandic
- cattura, arrestoItalian
- 포획, 사로잡음Korean
- užgrobimas, pagavimasLithuanian
- sagūstīšana; sagrābšanaLatvian
- erobring, pågripelseNorwegian
- zdobycie, schwytaniePolish
- نيول، لاسته راوړلPashto
- ujetje, zavzetjeSlovenian
- tillfångatagande, fängslandeSwedish
- ele geçirmeTurkish
- 奪取，捕獲Chinese (Trad.)
- قبضہ کرنے کا عملUrdu
- sự bắt giữVietnamese
- 捕获Chinese (Simp.)
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