What does capture mean?

Definitions for capture
ˈkæp tʃərcap·ture

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.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  2. capture(Noun)

    Something that has been captured; a captive.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  3. capture(Verb)

    To take control of.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  4. capture(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  5. capture(Verb)

    To reproduce convincingly.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  6. capture(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. capture

    A prize taken by a ship of war at sea; is the taking forcible possession of vessels or goods belonging to one nation by those of a hostile nation. Vessels are looked on as prizes if they fight under any other standard than that of the state from which they have their commission; if they have no charty-party, manifest, or bill of lading, or if loaded with effects belonging to the king's enemies, or even contraband goods. Whether the capture be lawful or unlawful, the insurer is rendered liable to the loss.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. capture

    The act of taking or seizing by force; seizure; arrest; as, the capture of an enemy. The thing taken; a prize; prey taken by force, surprise, or stratagem.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce capture?

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How to say capture in sign language?

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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

Examples of capture in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Thayer:

    Nantucket is a place where some kind of magic happens, it's where I met my husband 32 years ago, and we've been together since the day we met. It's the kind of place that when people come here, they think they'll be happy. I see people falling in love or recovering from some conflict here, and I wanted to capture that.

  2. Eric Johnson:

    To say that I wasnt starting to lose hope in ever finding her again would be a lie, me and my wife would pray daily that God was keeping her safe out there until he brought her home to us. In this image taken Sunday, Bella, an Australian shepherd, is held by her owner Eric Johnson in Cookeville, Tenn. The dog was found Sunday after being missing for 54 days following a tornado that ravaged Putnam County and flattened the Johnson’s family home in early March. ( Eric Johnson/Facebook) On Friday, a friend of the Johnsons who tracks missing animals after storms told them she received a call about Bella. Sarah Romeyn set up cameras on a fence between two buildings and was able to capture Bella after the Australian shepherd came out to eat food Sarah Romeyn put out for Sarah Romeyn. Bella, an Australian shepherd, was found Sunday after being missing for 54 days following a tornado that ravaged Putnam County and flattened the Johnson family home in early March. ( Eric Johnson/Facebook) Eric Johnson helped with Bellas capture on Sunday after getting a call around 6 p.m. from Sarah Romeyn. Sarah Romeyn was taken forpet grooming and to receive care, then Sarah Romeyn wasreunited with the family after 54 days. TENNESSEE TORNADO VICTIMS INCLUDE BEAUTIFUL FAMILY OF 3, COUPLE IN THEIR 80S.

  3. Theo Henrar:

    In combination with carbon capture and storage we would increase our CO2 reductions up to 80 percent.

  4. Brad Crabtree:

    With the release of this proposed rule, developers and investors now have the remaining critical information they need to continue moving forward on roughly 30 identified commercial carbon capture projects already under development nationwide in response to the revamped 45Q credit.

  5. Avner Vengosh:

    It will be impossible to capture any true measure of contamination, given the huge flow of water when they were doing this testing, the real question the state is not addressing is if coal ash particles got into the river and the extent of that.

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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
  • CapturerFrench
  • 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
  • захопленняUkrainian
  • 捕獲Chinese

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