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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Capture \Cap"ture\, noun [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See {Caitiff}, and cf. {aptive}.]

1. 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.

Even with regard to captures made at sea. --Bluckstone.

2. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

3. The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.

Syn: Seizure; apprehension; arrest; detention.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Capture \Cap"ture\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Captured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Capturing}.]

1. To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.

2. to record or make a lasting representation of (sound or images); as, to capture an event on videotape; the artist captured the expression of grief on his face. [PJC]

3. (Games) to take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess. [PJC]

4. to exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation. [PJC]

5. (Computers) to record (data) in a computer-readable form; as, to capture a transaction in a database. [PJC]

Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured. --W. Ivring.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

capture

noun

1: the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property [syn: {capture}, {gaining control}, {seizure}]

2: a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

3: any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

4: the act of taking of a person by force [syn: {capture}, {seizure}]

5: the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

verb

1: succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"

2: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: {capture}, {enamour}, {trance}, {catch}, {becharm}, {enamor}, {captivate}, {beguile}, {charm}, {fascinate}, {bewitch}, {entrance}, {enchant}]

3: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?" [syn: {get}, {catch}, {capture}]

4: 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"

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" [syn: {appropriate}, {capture}, {seize}, {conquer}]

6: capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today" [syn: {capture}, {catch}]


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