What does recapture mean?

Definitions for recaptureriˈkæp tʃər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recapture.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recapture(noun)

    a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount

  2. recapture, retaking(verb)

    the act of taking something back

  3. recapture(verb)

    experience anew

    "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"

  4. recapture(verb)

    take up anew

    "The author recaptures an old idea here"

  5. recapture, retake(verb)

    take back by force, as after a battle

    "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"

  6. recapture, retake(verb)

    capture again

    "recapture the escaped prisoner"


  1. recapture(Noun)

    The act of capturing again.

  2. recapture(Verb)

    to capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recapture(noun)

    the act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor

  2. Recapture(noun)

    that which is captured back; a prize retaken

  3. Recapture(verb)

    to capture again; to retake


  1. Recapture

    Recapture is a 1930 drama in three acts by Preston Sturges, his third play to appear on Broadway. The Broadway production was directed by Don Mullally and produced by A.H. Woods. It opened on 29 January 1930 at the Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre, and ran for 24 performances, closing in February of that year. Appearing in the cast were Melvyn Douglas and Glenda Farrell.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recapture

    rē-kap′tūr, v.t. to capture back or retake, esp. a prize from a captor.—n. act of retaking: a prize recaptured.—n. Recap′tor.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recapture in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recapture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathleen Norris:

    Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.

  2. Osorio Chong:

    Our objectives are clear, recapture this criminal and punish each of his accomplices, it won't be easy.

  3. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu:

    We need to look beyond the current approach to expand the basket of freight commodities. We will make sure we recapture the traffic.

  4. Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

    The U.S. government stands ready to work with our Mexican partners to provide any assistance that may help support his swift recapture.

  5. Mark Hamill:

    It's only a movie and if you think you're going to go into the movie and recapture your childhood you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

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