Definitions of capture

  1.   any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
  2.   Act of taking prisoner or seizing; the thing taken.
  3.   a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
  4.   succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase; " We finally got the suspect"; " Did you catch the thief?"
  5.   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"
  6.   The act of taking or seizing; the thing taken; a prize.
  7.   The act of taking the thing taken: an arrest.
  8.   To seize by force, surprise, etc.; to make a prisoner or prize of.
  9.   attract; cause to be enamored; " She captured all the men's hearts"
  10.   To take as a prize: to take by force.
  11.   The act of taking or seizing by an enemy, as a ship; the thing taken; a prize; seizure, as of a criminal.
  12.   succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; " capture the essence of Spring"; " capture an idea"
  13.   The act of capturing; that which is captured.
  14.   The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
  15.   capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; " I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
  16.   The act of seizing, as a prisoner or a prize; arrest; the thing taken.
  17.   the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
  18.   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"
  19.   To take or lay hold of by force; to seize by stratagem.
  20.   The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
  21.   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.
  22.   the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
  23.   To take or seize by force; to take as a prize.
  24.   To take captive or possession of; win.
  25.   succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; " We finally got the suspect"; " Did you catch the thief?"
  26.   To take as a prisoner or prize.
  27.   the act of taking of a person by force
  28.   To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.

Quotes of capture

  1. Inspiration doesn't really work like that- you're not looking out for it. Inspiration is something that tends to capture you rather than you capture it. – Joan Armatrading
  2. The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality. – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  3. It's just about going out and getting the shot, so I have a great understanding of how to execute it, so that really helps me, and also having a good understanding of all the action that I'm shooting, it helps me in determining how I'm going to capture it. – David R. Ellis
  4. Whereas Schaeffer and Henry were working like samplers, their idea was to capture those sounds which couldn't be serially calibrated because they were too complex in character. – Luc Ferrari
  5. After they killed Uday and Qusay, the focus centered on Saddam: Find him, kill him, capture him, whatever it takes. To me, it was a false sense of security: If we get Saddam, we're going to win this war. – Janis Karpinski
  6. Commercials capture your attention, that's all. – Calvin Klein
  7. Writing fiction is... an endless and always defeated effort to capture some quality of life without killing it. – Rose Wilder Lane
  8. I would like to see us find Osama Bin Laden, but let's say we did capture him. Let's say we did kill him. How much good would that do? There's still thousands of people behind him. It's this huge thing. – Alex D. Linz
  9. I think there, there also had been just before I got to Honduras a rather spectacular capture of an arms shipment that from Nicaragua across Honduran test, territory destined for El Salvador and I think that some of that equipment had been also to Cuba and the Soviet bloc. – John Negroponte
  10. Newt has two transitions behind him. First he had to capture control of the House. He had to get the Republican budget through. He had to get the Contract With America through. He has done that. – Pete du Pont
  11. Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions. – Laurence Sterne
  12. All TV can do is capture the spirit of a book because the medium is so utterly different. But I'm very grateful for the readers that Masterpiece Theatre has undoubtedly brought me. – Joanna Trollope
  13. We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention. – Andrew Wiles

Usage examples for capture

  1. Sometimes pirates used to capture ships, take off the passengers and set them on an island without leaving a boat. ” – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  2. You've got a first- rate cut in, and you ought to be able to capture the trick. ” – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  3. “ No; to try to make it by land on either side the river would be through the enemy's country with every chance in favor of capture – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  4. This time makes twice that you did not capture her. ” – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  5. Capture one of the Reds, let him escape again, having seen what they wanted him to see? ” – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  6. “ I myself was used, as I have little doubt, in his capture – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  7. If you capture him and turn him over to me I'll give you a good tip. ” – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  8. Then we are to make a capture of it? ” – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  9. It seems that the " big coon" had been seen on numerous occasions, but all efforts at his capture had failed. ” – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  10. Sure, we got a right to capture anything from the enemy. ” – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  11. Isn't the moment the capture of the divine? ” – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  12. The elder brother undertook to deceive Prince Jimmu, and set a trap in which to capture and slay him. ” – Japan by David Murray
  13. Well, the next thing was to capture Murphy's stock. ” – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  14. But she never said a word to me about the capture of the ship. ” – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  15. The capture of Natacha was little comfort. ” – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  16. “ " The prince would only capture us again and then-" He shrugged. ” – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  17. It has been suggested that the game has descended from old methods of marriage by capture – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  18. The capture is a very important one, and there must be no mistake made. ” – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  19. This chief concluded that if he could capture me, and take me back to the Zulu king, he would be well rewarded. ” – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  20. And what did death or capture mean? ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn

Idioms for capture