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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v capture succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase "We finally got the suspect","Did you catch the thief?"
    • v capture capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
    • v capture succeed in representing or expressing something intangible "capture the essence of Spring","capture an idea"
    • v capture attract; cause to be enamored "She captured all the men's hearts"
    • v capture take possession of by force, as after an invasion "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants","The army seized the town","The militia captured the castle"
    • v capture 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"
    • n capture the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    • n capture the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
    • n capture the act of taking of a person by force
    • n capture any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
    • n capture a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A farmer holding a captured hawk A farmer holding a captured hawk
The prisoners re-captured. P 522 The prisoners re-captured. P 522
The Commerce de Marseille. Captured 1792. 1746 The Commerce de Marseille. Captured 1792. 1746

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930
    • Capture 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."
    • Capture The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
    • Capture The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
    • Capture to exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation.
    • Capture (Computers) to record (data) in a computer-readable form; as, to capture a transaction in a database. "Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured ."
    • Capture 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.
    • Capture To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
    • Capture (Games) to take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Between April 1st and September 30th it is legal to capture and castrate any horse or donkey that you find roaming around your property.
    • n capture The act of taking or seizing; seizure; arrest: as, the capture of an enemy, of a ship, or of booty, by force, surprise, or stratagem; the capture of a criminal.
    • n capture The thing taken; a prize.
    • capture To take or seize by force, surprise, or stratagem, as an enemy or his property; take captive; make a prize or prisoner of: as, to capture a vessel or a fortress; to capture prisoners.
    • capture To win by ingenuity or skill against resistance or competition: as, to capture a prize for marksmanship.
    • n capture In physical geography, the process by which a stream, lengthening its valley by head-ward erosion and thus encroaching upon a neighboring drainage-basin of greater altitude, eventually taps another stream, whose upper waters are thus diverted and whose lower waters are left ‘beheaded’: said also of glaciers.
    • capture In physical geography, to divert part of (a river) to a new course: said of the action of a stream that erodes its valley headward into the basin of another river and thus captures or diverts the upper waters of the latter to its own course.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If someone were to capture and bottle a comet's 10,000-mile vapor trail, the amount of vapor actually present in the bottle would take up less than one cubic inch of space.
    • Capture the act of taking: the thing taken: an arrest
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  • Laurence Sterne
    “Lessons of wisdom have the most power over us when they capture the heart through the groundwork of a story, which engages the passions.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. capture, fr. caper, to take: cf. F. capture,. See Caitiff, and cf. aptive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. captivuscapĕre, captum.


In literature:

Aix, island of, captured, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
After capturing many of his castles, Henry laid siege to his great fortress at Bridgenorth.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The Rebels have threatened to capture that city and make it their seat of government, and it must be saved.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
To the Americans was assigned the capture of one, and to the French the capture of the other.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
Five years earlier Menard had been captured by the Onondagas during a fight near Fort Frontenac.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Brain, Benjamin, captured by Indians, 280, 281.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
The defense of the bridges across the Des Layes kept the British forces from the ridges and the capture of Aubers.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
This was from September 13 to 16, 1914, and resulted in the capture of the Louvain-Malines railway by the Germans.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
How they managed to capture and kill that pig, without a single squeal escaping, is one of the marvels of the service.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
One of the raiders was brought down on March 18, and her crew captured.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"

In poetry:

In us a multiplicity lives.
It fumbles towards unity.
Its capturing, gathering burning­glass
we were born to be.
"Man's Multiplicity" by Karin Boye
O mouth by many kissed,
O heart that all might capture!
How art thou fain and mournful
For love that love has missed—
"A Catch" by Clark Ashton Smith
The clank of scabbard, too, on heel,
The voice of high command,
That seems an echo warrant come
To capture all the band.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
A Squad of regular infantry
In the Commune's closing days,
Had captured a crowd of rebels
By the wall of Pere-la-Chaise.
"A Triumph Of Order" by John Hay
Or the nursemaid,
some luscious sweet from Denmark
who captures the oldest son's heart.
from diapers to Dior.
That story.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton
They fear to see her captured now
    Before their very eyes—
The awful march to Canada
    Brings fearful memories.
"York Garrison, 1640" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Newtown Firefighter/EMT Cody Stoner's helmet camera captured the July 15.
That lifestyle is just one part of the world Yudin is trying to capture in "Generation Iron," a docudrama following the lives of four professional bodybuilders in the months leading to the 2012 Mr Olympia competition.
Yet Bolsa de Agua, the fifth and best album in the Gourds' catalog, captures the Austin group locked in on practically every level.
Photographer Mario Tama of Getty Images shares some images he has captured of New Orleans and its residents in the five years since he first documented Hurricane Katrina's profound effects on the city.
' Bonsái ' charmingly captures young love.
Capgemini has hired two former Booz Allen Hamilton executives as new principals to lead capture management and client accounts, respectively.
In the world of bounty hunting , capturing fugitives is not always quick and easy.
Astros' Bourn captures first Gold Glove.
Business Process Management solutions enable business people to quickly and easily capture their business goals as models that can be instantly turned into intelligent, automated processes.
H erman Cain deserves credit for proposing a tax-reform plan that is specific, promotes economic growth, and has captured the imagination of conservatives nationwide.
One of several photographers to capture such images, Wilhelm Brasse , has died at the age of 95.
The Ransom Center captures photography's history with striking breadth and focus.
Parts of our area received nearly four inches of rain yesterday and lots of people even captured pictures and video of a waterspout over Great Bay.
Despite slightly rushed narrative, film captures original magic of the novel.
Little Falls' Brill , Erdman capture All-GRC honors.

In science:

Crystal scintillators, having good γ resolution and capture efficiency, are suitable to study these processes.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
O(100 kg) CsI(Tl) detector system, the keV-MeV photons originated within the crystal will be fully captured.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The neutron capture rate by the CsI target can be measured by tagging γ -bursts of energy 6.8 MeV.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Knowing the capture rate, the contributions to the low-energy background due to 128 I can be evaluated and subtracted off.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
Furthermore, the three-fold coincidence from the 134Cs decays can be measured, providing additional information to the neutron capture rates.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions