Capture meaning

kăpchər
To succeed in preserving in lasting form.

Capture a likeness in a painting.

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One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
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To record in the form of stored data.

To capture a secretarial staff's keystrokes; the security camera captured images of the robbery.

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To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).

My pawn was captured.

He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.

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The act of catching, taking, or winning, as by force or skill.
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(astronomy) The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
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To reproduce convincingly.

His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.

In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.

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Capture means to take hold of or control of, often by force.

An example of to capture is to take a prisoner of war.

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(physics) The phenomenon in which an atom or a nucleus absorbs a subatomic particle, often with the subsequent emission of radiation.
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A taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent's piece in chess, etc.
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That which is thus taken or seized; specif., a prize or booty in war.
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The absorption of a particle by an atomic nucleus; esp., the absorption of a neutron or an orbital electron that often results in the immediate emission of radiation.
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To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill.
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To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form.

To capture her charm on canvas.

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To effect the capture of (a subatomic particle)
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To acquire text, images, audio and video in their original format. Once captured in the computer, the data are typically edited and converted into another format. See frame grabber, video capture board and screen capture.
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An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
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The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

The capture of a lover's heart.

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Something that has been captured; a captive.
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(computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.
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To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.

To capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.

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

She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.

She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.

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The definition of capture means the act of taking control of or something that has been caught.

An example of a capture is the game which were killed during a hunting trip.

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Origin of capture

  • From French capture from Old French from Latin captūra a catching of animals from captus past participle of capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French capture (noun).

    From Wiktionary