Capture a likeness in a painting.
To capture a secretarial staff's keystrokes; the security camera captured images of the robbery.
My pawn was captured.
He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.
His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
An example of to capture is to take a prisoner of war.
To capture her charm on canvas.
The capture of a lover's heart.
To capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal.
She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.
An example of a capture is the game which were killed during a hunting trip.
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).