Capture
Capture Cap"ture, v. t. [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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • capture — [ kaptyr ] n. f. • 1406; lat. captura, de capere « prendre » 1 ♦ Action de capturer. ⇒ prise, saisie. La capture d un navire. Capture d un criminel. ⇒ arrestation. 2 ♦ Ce qui est capturé. ⇒ butin, prise, trophée (cf. Coup de filet). Une belle… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Capture — can refer to a number of things aside from its usual :* In abstract strategy games (such as taekwondo), the process of eliminating or immobilising an opponent s game piece. * In radio, FM capture is a phenomenon of frequency modulation. In media …   Wikipedia

  • capture — cap‧ture [ˈkæptʆə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] 1. COMMERCE to get something that previously belonged to one of your competitors: • Japanese firms have captured over 60% of the electronics market. 2. COMPUTING to put something such as information or a… …   Financial and business terms

  • capture — I verb apprehend, arrest, capere, carry away, catch, comprehendere, confine, hold captive, hold in captivity, immure, impress, imprison, incarcerate, jail, lock up, make an arrest, make prisoner, net, repress, restrain, restrict, seize, subdue,… …   Law dictionary

  • Capture — Cap ture, n. [L. capture, fr. caper to take: cf. F. capture. See {Caitiff}, and cf. {aptive}.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Capture — bezeichnet: Motion Capture, Computerlesetechnik für menschliche Bewegungen Adobe Capture, Konvertierungswerkzeug von Grafik zu PDF Capture/Compare Einheit, Rechnerbaustein Siehe auch: Kaptur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • capture — CAPTURE. s. f. Prise au corps. Il ne se dit guère que d Un homme arrêté pour dettes, ou pour crime, par ordre de Justice. Ce sergent a fait deux captures ce matin. On a pris un fameux voleur, c est une belle capture. [b]f♛/b] On le dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • capture — [kap′chər] n. [Fr < L captura < captus: see CAPTIVE] 1. a taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent s piece in chess, etc. 2. that which is thus taken or seized; specif., a prize or booty in war 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • capture — (n.) 1540s, from M.Fr. capture a taking, from L. captura a taking (especially of animals), from captus (see CAPTIVE (Cf. captive)). The verb is 1795; in chess, checkers, etc., 1820. Related: Captured; capturing …   Etymology dictionary

  • capture — [n] catching, forceful holding abduction, acquirement, acquisition, apprehension, appropriating, appropriation, arrest, bag*, bust*, catch, collar, commandeering, confiscation, drop*, ensnaring, fall, gaining, grab*, grasping, hit the jackpot*,… …   New thesaurus

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