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Meaning of CAPTURE

Pronunciation:  'kapchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
  2. [n]  the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
  3. [n]  the act of taking of a person by force
  4. [n]  any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
  5. [n]  a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
  6. [v]  succeed in catching or seizing, , esp. after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
  7. [v]  capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
  8. [v]  succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
  9. [v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
  10. [v]  take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
  11. [v]  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"

CAPTURE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: appropriate, becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, catch, catch, charm, conquer, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, gaining control, get, seize, seizure, take over, trance, usurp
 See Also: abduction, acquire, acquiring, action, activity, alter, annex, appeal, apprehension, arrest, attract, bag, batfowl, carry, catch, change, chess move, clutch, collar, conquering, conquest, enslavement, ensnare, entrap, exchange, felony, getting, hold, hunt, hunt down, interpret, kidnapping, lasso, natural action, natural process, pinch, prehend, preoccupy, rat, recapture, recapture, represent, retake, rope, run, seize, snare, snatch, subjection, subjugation, take, taking into custody, track down, trammel, trap, usurpation, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cap"ture\, n. [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.
    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;
    Syn: Seizure; apprehension; arrest; detention.
  2. \Cap"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Captured}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Capturing}.]
    To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or
    stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
          Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured.
                                                   --W. Ivring.
Thesaurus Terms
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