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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun capture has 5 senses

Verb capture has 6 senses


capturen. [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See Caitiff, and cf. aptive.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Even with regard to captures made at sea."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
Syn. -- Seizure; apprehension; arrest; detention.
capturev. t. 
  •  To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [PJC]
  •  to take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess.  [PJC]
  •  to exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation.  [PJC]
  •  to record (data) in a computer-readable form; as, to capture a transaction in a database.  [PJC]
    "Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured."  [1913 Webster]


capture, v. & n.
1 a take prisoner; seize as a prize. b obtain by force or trickery.
2 portray in permanent form (could not capture the likeness).
3 Physics absorb (a subatomic particle).
4 (in board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board.
5 (of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its basin.
6 cause (data) to be stored in a computer.
1 the act of capturing.
2 a thing or person captured.

capturer n.
F f. L captura f. capere capt- take



abduction, acquire, apprehend, apprehension, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, bag, be seized of, bear the palm, booty, bust, carry, carry away, carry it, carry off, carry the day, catch, catching, collar, collaring, come by, come in for, come into, come out first, contract, corral, coup, derive, drag down, dragnet, draw, earn, enter into possession, finish in front, fluke, forcible seizure, gain, gain the day, get, grab, grabbing, harvest, haul, hold, kidnapping, lay hold of, make, make a killing, make an arrest, nab, nabbing, nail, net, netting, nick, obtain, pick up, picking up, pinch, power grab, prehend, prehension, procure, pull down, put under arrest, reap, run in, running in, sack, score, secure, seize, seizure, seizure of power, snatch, snatching, take, take captive, take hold of, take in, take into custody, take prisoner, take the cake, taking, taking in, taking into custody, win, win out, win the battle, win the laurels, win the palm, win the prize, win through




N taking, reception, deglutition, appropriation, prehension, prensation, capture, caption, apprehension, deprehension, abreption, seizure, expropriation, abduction, ablation, subtraction, withdrawal, abstraction, ademption, adrolepsy, dispossession, deprivation, deprivement, bereavement, divestment, disherison, distraint, distress, sequestration, confiscation, eviction, rapacity, rapaciousness, extortion, vampirism, theft, resumption, reprise, reprisal, recovery, clutch, swoop, wrench, grip, haul, take, catch, scramble, taker, captor, subduction, taking, privative, prehensile, predaceous, predal, predatory, predatorial, lupine, rapacious, raptorial, ravenous, parasitic, bereft, at one fell swoop, give an inch and take an ell.

VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.

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