American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take captive, as by force or craft; seize.
- v. To gain possession or control of, as in a game or contest: capture the queen in chess; captured the liberal vote.
- v. To attract and hold: tales of adventure that capture the imagination.
- v. To succeed in preserving in lasting form: capture a likeness in a painting.
- n. The act of catching, taking, or winning, as by force or skill.
- n. One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
- n. Physics The phenomenon in which an atom or a nucleus absorbs a subatomic particle, often with the subsequent emission of radiation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. The thing taken; a prize.
- 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.
- To win by ingenuity or skill against resistance or competition: as, to capture a prize for marksmanship.
- n. 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.
- 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.
- n. An act of capturing.
- n. Something that has been captured; a captive.
- v. To take control of.
- v. To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
- v. To reproduce convincingly.
- v. To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power or by stratagem.
- n. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
- n. The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
- v. To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
- v. to record or make a lasting representation of (sound or images).
- v. (Games) to take control of, or remove from play.
- v. to exert a strong psychological influence on.
- v. (Computers) to record (data) in a computer-readable form.
- n. the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
- v. succeed in representing or expressing something intangible
- v. bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit
- v. attract; cause to be enamored
- n. any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
- n. a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
- v. capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
- n. the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
- n. the act of taking of a person by force
- v. take possession of by force, as after an invasion
- v. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
- From Middle French capture (noun). (Wiktionary)
- From French, capture, from Old French, from Latin captūra, a catching of animals, from captus, past participle of capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The court could simply apply the Quirin decision holding that the 5th and 6th Amendments do not apply to unlawful belligerents facing a military commission to the status hearings which determine whether the capture is an unlawful combatant.”
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“New York, transferred to the Duke of York on its capture from the Dutch in 1664, became a province when he took the title of James II in 1685.”
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