Definitions of capture

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

Usage examples for capture

  1. Isn't the moment the capture of the divine? – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  2. The capture is a very important one, and there must be no mistake made. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  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. Capture one of the Reds, let him escape again, having seen what they wanted him to see? – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  5. 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
  6. Then we are to make a capture of it? – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  7. Sure, we got a right to capture anything from the enemy. – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. You've got a first- rate cut in, and you ought to be able to capture the trick. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  14. The capture of Natacha was little comfort. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  15. 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
  16. The elder brother undertook to deceive Prince Jimmu, and set a trap in which to capture and slay him. – Japan by David Murray
  17. " The prince would only capture us again and then-" He shrugged. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  18. And what did death or capture mean? – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  19. Well, the next thing was to capture Murphy's stock. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train