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. Matthew Stevenson:

    High capital cost is currently a barrier to widespread deployment of carbon capture.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    But we would use that, as a platform with our allies and partners ..., to seek a longer and stronger agreement and also...to capture these other issues, particularly with regard to missiles and Iran’s destabilizing activities, having said that, I think we’re a long way from there.

  3. Fusek Peters:

    I was extremely lucky and honored to capture both butterflies in such crystal-clear detail, the small pearl-bordered fritillary is now very rare while the dark green fritillary has not been seen in south Shropshire before so this is a first and a record for me. That sequence of shots is something will rarely see as well, the timing has to be perfect.

  4. Schlumberger Chief Executive Paul Kibsgaard:

    It's just a reflection of do they want to capture more of the value themselves or would they like to outsource all the risk and potentially much more of the upside to us?.

  5. Michael Sherwin:

    We don’t have any direct evidence of kill capture teams.

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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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