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] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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