Definitions of capture

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