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, seizurenoun

    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

  2. capturenoun

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

  3. capturenoun

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

  4. capture, seizurenoun

    the act of taking of a person by force

  5. captureverb

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

  6. captureverb

    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, enchantverb

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

  8. get, catch, captureverb

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

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

  9. captureverb

    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, conquerverb

    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, catchverb

    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

    "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"

GCIDE

  1. Captureverb

    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. Captureverb

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

  3. Captureverb

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

  4. Captureverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. capturenoun

    An act of capturing.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  2. capturenoun

    Something that has been captured; a captive.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  3. captureverb

    To take control of.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  4. captureverb

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

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  5. captureverb

    To reproduce convincingly.

    Etymology: From capture (noun).

  6. captureverb

    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. Capturenoun

    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. Capturenoun

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

  3. Capturenoun

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

  4. Captureverb

    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

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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. Supervisor Todd Spitzer:

    Make no mistake about it, this board will allocate all resources available to capture these very dangerous criminals.

  2. Gren Sowerby:

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

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    I don't know. He's denied some of these comments, he's a military officer, he's a doctor who was involved in the raid to capture Saddam Hussein, so he has a fine military record. I know him casually. This is why we have hearings. I want to make sure he's the right man to lead the Army.

  4. Oscar Graff:

    Up until now we have about 700 operating hours here at Klemetsrud and we have captured about 80 tonnes of CO2, and what is nice from this flue gas from Klemetsrud is the high content of the CO2, it's about 12 percent, volume percent, of CO2, it's fairly easy to capture. So up until now we have no problem with the process, it works very steady and so far all the test results look very promising.

  5. Ben Carson:

    I would use every resource available to us, i would use the world banking system to strangulate them in terms of currency. I would try to get rid of any revenues they could derive from the oil and energy fields that they control. I would look at all the pathways, entrance and exit, like in Sinjar. You know, they took control of the supply routes first. And that made the subsequent capture easier. You know those typical, old fashioned but really effective military strategies -- they work.

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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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