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cap·ture

 (kăp′chər)
tr.v. cap·tured, cap·tur·ing, cap·tures
1.
a. To take captive, as by force or craft; seize.
b. To gain possession or control of, as in a game or contest: capture the queen in chess; captured the liberal vote.
2.
a. To attract and hold: tales of adventure that capture the imagination.
b. Astronomy To attract and pull (a celestial body) into orbit by gravitation.
3. To succeed in preserving in lasting form: capture a likeness in a painting.
n.
1. The act of catching, taking, or winning, as by force or skill.
2. One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
3. Astronomy The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
4. Physics The phenomenon in which an atom or a nucleus absorbs a subatomic particle, often with the subsequent emission of radiation.

[From French, capture, from Old French, from Latin captūra, a catching of animals, from captus, past participle of capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

capture

(ˈkæptʃə)
vb (tr)
1. to take prisoner or gain control over: to capture an enemy; to capture a town.
2. (Games, other than specified) (in a game or contest) to win control or possession of: to capture a pawn in chess.
3. to succeed in representing or describing (something elusive): the artist captured her likeness.
4. (General Physics) physics (of an atom, molecule, ion, or nucleus) to acquire (an additional particle)
5. (Computer Science) to insert or transfer (data) into a computer
n
6. the act of taking by force; seizure
7. the person or thing captured; booty
8. (General Physics) physics a process by which an atom, molecule, ion, or nucleus acquires an additional particle
9. (Physical Geography) geography Also called: piracy the process by which the headwaters of one river are diverted into another through erosion caused by the second river's tributaries
10. (Computer Science) the act or process of inserting or transferring data into a computer
[C16: from Latin captūra a catching, that which is caught, from capere to take]
ˈcapturer n

cap•ture

(ˈkæp tʃər)

v. -tured, -tur•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to take by force or stratagem; take prisoner; seize; apprehend.
2. to gain control of or exert influence over: to capture someone's attention.
3. to take possession of, as in a game or contest.
4. to represent or record in lasting form: a movie that captures Berlin in the 1930s.
5.
a. to enter (data) into a computer for processing or storage.
b. to record (data) in preparation for such entry.
n.
6. the act of capturing; seizure.
7. the person or thing captured.
8. the process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.
[1535–45; < Middle French < Latin captūra <capt(us), past participle of capere to take]
cap′tur•er, n.

capture


Past participle: captured
Gerund: capturing

Imperative
capture
capture
Present
I capture
you capture
he/she/it captures
we capture
you capture
they capture
Preterite
I captured
you captured
he/she/it captured
we captured
you captured
they captured
Present Continuous
I am capturing
you are capturing
he/she/it is capturing
we are capturing
you are capturing
they are capturing
Present Perfect
I have captured
you have captured
he/she/it has captured
we have captured
you have captured
they have captured
Past Continuous
I was capturing
you were capturing
he/she/it was capturing
we were capturing
you were capturing
they were capturing
Past Perfect
I had captured
you had captured
he/she/it had captured
we had captured
you had captured
they had captured
Future
I will capture
you will capture
he/she/it will capture
we will capture
you will capture
they will capture
Future Perfect
I will have captured
you will have captured
he/she/it will have captured
we will have captured
you will have captured
they will have captured
Future Continuous
I will be capturing
you will be capturing
he/she/it will be capturing
we will be capturing
you will be capturing
they will be capturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been capturing
you have been capturing
he/she/it has been capturing
we have been capturing
you have been capturing
they have been capturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been capturing
you will have been capturing
he/she/it will have been capturing
we will have been capturing
you will have been capturing
they will have been capturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been capturing
you had been capturing
he/she/it had been capturing
we had been capturing
you had been capturing
they had been capturing
Conditional
I would capture
you would capture
he/she/it would capture
we would capture
you would capture
they would capture
Past Conditional
I would have captured
you would have captured
he/she/it would have captured
we would have captured
you would have captured
they would have captured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capture - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of propertycapture - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
usurpation - wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority); "a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"
arrest, taking into custody, apprehension, pinch, collar, catch - the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
conquering, conquest, subjection, subjugation - the act of conquering
enslavement - the act of making slaves of your captives
2.capture - a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
3.capture - any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
4.capture - the act of taking of a person by force
felony - a serious crime (such as murder or arson)
abduction - the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
kidnapping, snatch - (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
5.capture - the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
chess move - the act of moving a chess piece
en passant - (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
exchange - (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens"
exchange - (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange"
Verb1.capture - succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
interpret, represent - create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl"
recapture - take up anew; "The author recaptures an old idea here"
2.capture - attractcapture - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
3.capture - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
clutch, prehend, seize - take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
retake, recapture - capture again; "recapture the escaped prisoner"
lasso, rope - catch with a lasso; "rope cows"
4.capture - 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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
5.capture - take possession of by force, as after an invasioncapture - 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"
take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
carry - capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
6.capture - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
frog - hunt frogs for food
bag - capture or kill, as in hunting; "bag a few pheasants"
batfowl - catch birds by temporarily blinding them
catch - take in and retain; "We have a big barrel to catch the rainwater"
rat - catch rats, especially with dogs
snare, trammel, trap, ensnare, entrap - catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

capture

verb
1. catch, arrest, take, bag, secure, seize, nail (informal), collar (informal), nab (informal), apprehend, lift (slang), take prisoner, take into custody, feel your collar (slang) The police gave chase and captured him as he was trying to escape.
catch free, release, liberate, let go, let out, set free, turn loose
2. invade, take over, occupy, seize, overrun, take possession of The army has captured a strategic city in the north.
3. encapsulate, sum up, summarize, put in a nutshell, express Today's newspapers capture the mood of the nation.
4. engage, fascinate, absorb, preoccupy, rivet, engross the story that has captured the imagination of the whole country
noun
1. arrest, catching, trapping, imprisonment, seizure, apprehension, taking, taking captive The shooting happened while the man was trying to evade capture.

capture

verb
1. To gain possession of, especially after a struggle or chase:
Informal: bag.
Slang: nail.
2. To obtain possession or control of:
Slang: cop.
Translations
أسْـر، إسْتِلابغُنْـم، شَيئٌ مَقْبوضٌ عَلَيْهِيَأْسِرُيأْسُر، يَسْبي، يَسْتَوْلي عَلىيَجْذِبُ الأنْتِباه والخَيال
zajmoutzaujmnoutchyceníchytitdopadení
fangefangstindfangningerobreerobring
vangitakaapatanapatatallentaa
uhvatiti
foglyul ejtés
fang, fangi, veiîihandtaka, föngunhandtaka; fanganá, fanga
捕える
붙잡다
zaujať
ujetivzetizajetizavzeti
fånga
จับกุม
yakalamakzaptetmekavele geçirmeele geçirmek
bắt giữ

capture

[ˈkæptʃəʳ]
A. N
1. [of animal, soldier, escapee] → captura f, apresamiento m; [of city etc] → toma f, conquista f
2. (Comput) → captura f, recogida f
3. (= thing caught) → presa f
B. VT
1. [+ animal] → apresar; [+ soldier, escapee] → capturar, apresar; [+ city etc] → tomar, conquistar (Comm) [+ market] → conquistar, acaparar; [+ leadership] → apoderarse de
2. (= attract) [+ attention, interest] → captar
a film that has captured the imagination of teenagersuna película que ha cautivado la imaginación de los adolescentes
this phenomenon has captured the attention of many scientistseste fenómeno ha llamado la atención de muchos científicos
the woman who has captured his heartla mujer que le ha arrebatado el corazón
3. (= convey, evoke) → captar, reflejar
to capture sth on filmcaptar algo con la cámara
4. [+ data] → capturar, recoger

capture

[ˈkæptʃər]
vt
[+ person, animal] → capturer, prendre
[+ city] → s'emparer de
[+ attention, imagination] → capter
[+ market] → conquérir
n
[criminal, fugitive] → capture f
[town] → prise f, capture f

capture

vt
towneinnehmen, erobern; treasureerobern; persongefangen nehmen; animal(ein)fangen; shipkapern, aufbringen (spec); they captured the town from the enemysie eroberten die vom Feind beherrschte Stadt
(fig) voteserringen, auf sich (acc)vereinigen; prizeserringen; (painter etc) atmosphereeinfangen; attention, sb’s interesterregen
(Comput) dataerfassen
nEroberung f; (= thing captured also)Fang m; (of escapee)Gefangennahme f; (of animal)Einfangen nt; (Comput, of data) → Erfassung f

capture

[ˈkæptʃəʳ]
1. n (of animal, soldier, escapee) → cattura; (of city) → presa; (thing caught) → preda; (data capture) → registrazione f or rilevazione f di dati
2. vt (animal) → catturare, prendere; (escapee, soldier) → catturare, far prigioniero; (city) → prendere (fig) (attention) → attirare, cattivare (Art) (atmosphere) → cogliere, rendere

captive

(ˈkӕptiv) noun
a prisoner. Two of the captives escaped.
adjective
kept prisoner. captive soldiers; The children were taken/held captive.
capˈtivity noun
a state of being a prisoner, caged etc. animals in captivity in a zoo.
ˈcaptor noun
a person who captures someone. He managed to escape from his captors.
ˈcapture (-tʃə) verb
1. to take by force, skill etc. The soldiers captured the castle; Several animals were captured.
2. to take possession of (a person's attention etc). The story captured his imagination.
noun
1. the act of capturing.
2. something caught. A kangaroo was his most recent capture.

capture

يَأْسِرُ zajmout fange einnehmen αιχμαλωτίζω capturar vangita capturer uhvatiti catturare 捕える 붙잡다 vangen fange schwytać capturar захватить fånga จับกุม yakalamak bắt giữ 俘获
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No, nor felt such thorns," returned Laurie, with his thumb in his mouth, after a vain attempt to capture a solitary scarlet flower that grew just beyond his reach.
To increase the horror of our capture, and to diminish the chances of our release
When not more profitably employed, the sperm whale hunters sometimes capture the Hyena whale, to keep up the supply of cheap oil for domestic employment --as some frugal housekeepers, in the absence of company, and quite alone by themselves, burn unsavory tallow instead of odorous wax.
And though all hands commonly disdained the capture of those inferior creatures; and though the Pequod was not commissioned to cruise for them at all, and though she had passed numbers of them near the Crozetts without lowering a boat; yet now that a Sperm Whale had been brought alongside and beheaded, to the surprise of all, the announcement was made that a Right Whale should be captured that day, if opportunity offered.
Twice he even managed to capture a chicken, and had a feast, once in a deserted barn and the other time in a lonely spot alongside of a stream.
A grave sneer overcast the dark, severe gravity of her face, as she listened, and heard them divide out the ground, discuss the rival merits of the dogs, give orders about firing, and the treatment of each, in case of capture.
Everybody praised the valor and magnanimity of Sir Launcelot; and as for me, I was perfectly amazed, that one man, all by himself, should have been able to beat down and capture such battalions of practiced fighters.
He used to go on the highway and rob rich wayfarers; and other times he would swoop down from his high castle on the hills of the Neckar and capture passing cargoes of merchandise.
He presently got safely beyond the reach of capture and punishment, and hastened toward the public square of the village, where two "military" companies of boys had met for conflict, according to previous appointment.
They stimulate him to greater watchfulness, and enhance his power to capture his slave.
Micawber sitting in a corner, looking darkly at the Sheriff 's Officer who had effected the capture.
Bring a torch, Dick," said Silver when my capture was thus assured.