Meaning of 'capture'

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Meaning of ‘capture’

11 definitions found.



the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

Synonyms: gaining control seizure


the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board


the act of taking of a person by force

Synonyms: seizure


any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle


a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field


to succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Synonyms: catch get


to capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

Synonyms: catch


to succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

Example: "The symphony captured the essence of summer."


to attract

Example: "The performance captured the audience's attention."

Synonyms: entrance


to take possession of by force, as after an invasion

Example: "The other team captured our flag."

Synonyms: appropriate conquer seize


to bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit

Example: "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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