from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of retaking or recovering.
- n. The condition of having been retaken or recovered.
- n. Law The act or an instance of retaking booty or goods.
- n. Something recaptured.
- n. The lawful taking by a government of a fixed amount of the profits of a public-service corporation in excess of a stipulated rate of return.
- transitive v. To capture again.
- transitive v. To recall: an attempt to recapture the past.
- transitive v. To acquire by the government procedure of recapture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of capturing again.
- v. to capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor.
- n. That which is captured back; a prize retaken.
- transitive v. To capture again; to retake.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of retaking; particularly, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor.
- n. That which is recaptured; a prize retaken.
- To capture back or again; retake, particularly a prize which had been previously taken.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of taking something back
- v. experience anew
- n. a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
- v. take up anew
- v. capture again
- v. take back by force, as after a battle
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