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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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. Jann Wenner:

    I was worried that I did not want to provide the details that would be responsible for his capture, we were very conscientious on our end and on Sean’s end, keeping it quiet, using a separate protected part of our server for emails.

  2. 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.

  3. Philip Luther:

    There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives, they carried out a series of disproportionate or otherwise indiscriminate attacks, which they have completely failed to investigate independently.

  4. Terry Gordon:

    Even though this laboratory has requirements for importing and the safety of fireworks testing, it's not broad enough to capture all the fireworks that should be made illegal.

  5. Gren Sowerby:

    The King of the Jungle is always something youve got to capture and Im so pleased I got the shot.

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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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