Encapture vs. Capture

By Jaxson

  • Encapture (verb)

    To capture.

  • Capture (noun)

    An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.

  • Capture (noun)

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

    “the capture of a lover’s heart”

  • Capture (noun)

    Something that has been captured; a captive.

  • Capture (noun)

    The recording or storage of something for later playback.

    “video capture”

  • Capture (noun)

    A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.

  • Capture (verb)

    To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.

    “to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal”

  • Capture (verb)

    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.”

  • Capture (verb)

    To reproduce convincingly.

    “His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.”

    “In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.”

  • Capture (verb)

    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.”

  • Capture (verb)

    take into one’s possession or control by force

    “the island was captured by Australian forces in 1914”

  • Capture (verb)

    (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”

  • Capture (verb)

    (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”

  • Capture (verb)

    record accurately in words or pictures

    “she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods”

  • Capture (verb)

    cause (data) to be stored in a computer

    “these allow users to capture, edit, and display geographic data”

  • Capture (verb)

    absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle)

    “the free electrons were moving too rapidly to be captured by nuclei”

  • Capture (verb)

    (of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area.

  • Capture (noun)

    the action of capturing or of being captured

    “he was killed while resisting capture”

    “the capture of the city”

  • Capture (noun)

    a person or thing that has been captured

    “a bounty hunter who always brings his captures in alive”

Oxford Dictionary

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