What does capture mean?

Definitions for captureˈkæp tʃər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word capture.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capture, gaining control, seizure(noun)

    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

  2. capture(noun)

    a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

  3. capture(noun)

    any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

  4. capture, seizure(noun)

    the act of taking of a person by force

  5. capture(verb)

    the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

  6. capture(verb)

    succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

    "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"

  7. 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"

  8. get, catch, capture(verb)

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

    "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

  9. capture(verb)

    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"

  10. 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"

  11. capture, catch(verb)

    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

    "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

GCIDE

  1. Capture(v. t.)

    to record or make a lasting representation of (sound or images); as, to capture an event on videotape; the artist captured the expression of grief on his face.

  2. Capture(v. t.)

    (Games) to take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess.

  3. Capture(v. t.)

    to exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation.

  4. Capture(v. t.)

    (Computers) to record (data) in a computer-readable form; as, to capture a transaction in a database.

Wiktionary

  1. capture(Noun)

    An act of capturing.

  2. capture(Noun)

    Something that has been captured; a captive.

  3. capture(Verb)

    To take control of.

  4. capture(Verb)

    To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.

  5. capture(Verb)

    To reproduce convincingly.

  6. capture(Verb)

    To remove or take control of an opponentu2019s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).

  7. Origin: From capture (noun).

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. Capture(noun)

    the securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction

  3. Capture(noun)

    the thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey

  4. Capture(verb)

    to seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'capture' in Verbs Frequency: #554

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capture in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marikit dR. Camba:

    Breathe next to me. And I will capture a piece of your soul along with mine.

  2. anonymous, Letter to the Editor, The Advocate:

    Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.

  3. Nicolas Maduro:

    We're after and will capture the very last of the attackers, you all know that I don't fool around. When I go after criminals, I get them and I will capture all of these criminals who are getting their orders from the right-wingers.

  4. Veteran Reuters photographer Mike Segar:

    I was trying to give viewers a little bit of a different taste of what we see on a day to day basis, your photos do n’t necessarily have to capture the most earth-shattering moments of the campaign, but they have to capture people’s interest.

  5. Pete Cunningham:

    You can capture the temperature of a point. We can do that at multiple points as well, so we can capture multiple points on the screen at the same time. The temperature range at the side of the screen gives you the minimum and maximum temperature in that scene at the time.

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Translations for capture

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أسرArabic
  • пленяване, хващам, хващане, взимам, улавям, плячка, пленявам, пленникBulgarian
  • captura, capturarCatalan, Valencian
  • zachytit, zajmout, vzítCzech
  • Fang, gefangen nehmen, Erfassung, einfangen, Gefangennahme, fangen, FestnahmeGerman
  • kaptoEsperanto
  • captura, capturarSpanish
  • بازگیری, گرفتنPersian
  • vangita, kaapata, siepattu, napata, sieppaus, siepata, tavoittaa, tallentaaFinnish
  • gabháilIrish
  • glacadh, glac, beò-ghlacScottish Gaelic
  • capturaGalician
  • לכידהHebrew
  • とる, 捕獲, 捉える, 記録Japanese
  • 포착Korean
  • fangstNorwegian
  • zbićPolish
  • улови́ть, овладева́ть, захва́т, [[брать]] [[в]] [[плен]], пле́нник, пленный, овладе́ть, пле́нница, [[взять]] [[в]] [[плен]], завладева́ть, взять, захвати́ть, пои́мка, пле́нный, пленя́ть, записа́ть, завладе́ть, плени́ть, брать, захва́тывать, ула́вливать, запи́сывать, плене́ние, захватRussian
  • ujeti, vzetiSlovene
  • nasaSwahili
  • ele geçirmekTurkish
  • 捕獲Chinese

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