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

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. The prince would only capture us again and then He shrugged – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  2. “ 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
  3. The capture of Natacha was little comfort – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  4. 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
  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. Well the next thing was to capture Murphy's stock – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  7. And what did death or capture mean – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  8. “ I myself was used as I have little doubt in his capture – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. Then we are to make a capture of it – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  10. You've got a first rate cut in and you ought to be able to capture the trick – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  11. Sure we got a right to capture anything from the enemy – Tom Slade with the Boys Over There by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  12. Capture one of the Reds let him escape again having seen what they wanted him to see – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. 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
  14. The elder brother undertook to deceive Prince Jimmu and set a trap in which to capture and slay him – Japan by David Murray
  15. Isn't the moment the capture of the divine – Balloons by Elizabeth Bibesco
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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 time makes twice that you did not capture her – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  20. 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

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