An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
“the capture of a lover’s heart”
Something that has been captured; a captive.
The recording or storage of something for later playback.
A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.
To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.
“to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal”
To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
“She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.”
“She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.”
To reproduce convincingly.
“His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.”
“In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.”
To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).
“My pawn was captured.”
“He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.”
take into one’s possession or control by force
“the island was captured by Australian forces in 1914”
(in chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board
“Black cannot capture the knight”
(of a star, planet, or other celestial body) bring (a less massive body) permanently within its gravitational influence
“Jupiter’s gravity captured a small percentage of these planetesimals”
record accurately in words or pictures
“she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods”
cause (data) to be stored in a computer
“these allow users to capture, edit, and display geographic data”
absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle)
“the free electrons were moving too rapidly to be captured by nuclei”
(of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area.
the action of capturing or of being captured
“he was killed while resisting capture”
“the capture of the city”
a person or thing that has been captured
“a bounty hunter who always brings his captures in alive”