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. Ben Reed:

    We have the technologies to be able to do it, and the same technology is needed to capture asteroids.

  2. Scott Sheffield:

    In the Permian, 40 % of our production is natural gas, natural gas will continue to capture [ electricity generation ] market share.

  3. American Spieth:

    I'll go into tomorrow strictly for the history piece of trying to get my name on a different major, it's a goal of mine to capture all four throughout my career. I've got a great opportunity to get the third right now.

  4. George Brainard:

    I find pictures of people more interesting than anything else, the people at these car shows I just thought (were) really, really interesting and cool-looking, and so I wanted to capture that. Also, it was something that nobody else was doing. You know, there were a bunch of people taking pictures of the cars, but there was nobody who was really documenting the people and the culture in the way that I ended up doing.

  5. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    What I can say is we are gratified the capture was successful. And we look forward to having El Chapo face justice in American courts.

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Translations for capture

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  • 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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