HyperDic: capture

English > 11 senses of the word capture:
VERBcreationcapturesucceed in representing or expressing something intangible
emotioncapture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantattract
contactcapture, get, catchsucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
possessioncapturebring about the capture / capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit
possessioncapture, appropriate, seize, conquertake possession of by force, as after an invasion
contactcapture, catchcapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
NOUNactcapture, gaining control, seizurethe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
processcapturea process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
processcaptureany process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
actcapture, seizurethe act of taking of a person by force
actcapturethe removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
capture > pronunciation
Soundskae'pcher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > capture: 11 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property.
Synonymsgaining control, seizure
Narrowerapprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodyThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugationThe act of conquering / conquering
enslavementThe act of making slaves of your captives
usurpationwrongfully seizing / seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
Broaderacquiring, gettingThe act of acquiring something
Spanishconfiscación, decomiso, incautación
Catalancomís, confiscació, decomís
Verbscapturetake possession of by force, as after an invasion
English > capture: 11 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningA process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field.
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishcaptura
Catalancaptura
English > capture: 11 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningAny process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Verbscapturebring about the capture / capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit
English > capture: 11 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of taking of a person by force.
Synonymseizure
NarrowerabductionThe criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member
kidnapping, snatch(law) the unlawful / unlawful / unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
BroaderfelonyA serious crime (such as murder or arson)
Spanishapresamiento, captura, prendimiento
Catalancapció, captura, presa
Verbscapturesucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
English > capture: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board.
Narroweren passant(chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
exchange(chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
exchange(chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop
Broaderchess moveThe act of moving a chess piece
English > capture: 11 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningsucceed in representing or expressing something intangible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "capture the essence of Spring"
  • "capture an idea"
Narrowerrecapturetake up anew
Broaderrepresent, interpretcreate an image or likeness of
Spanishcaptar, capturar
Catalancaptar, capturar
English > capture: 11 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningattract; cause to be enamored.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to capture Sue
Example"She captured all the men's hearts"
Synonymsenamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
Narrowerholdhold the attention of
workgratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Broaderattract, appealBe attractive to
Spanishcaptar, capturar, cautivar, conquistar, deleitar, enamorar, encantar, fascinar
Catalancaptar, captivar, capturar, delectar, embruixar, enamorar, encantar, encisar, extasiar, fascinar, fetillar, seduir
English > capture: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningsucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsget, catch
Narrowerlasso, ropecatch / catch with a lasso
recapture, retakecapture again
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishatrapar, capturar
Catalanagafar, capturar
Nounscapturethe act of taking of a person by force
English > capture: 11 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningbring about the capture / capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons"
  • "The star captured a comet"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcapturar
Nounscaptureany process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
English > capture: 11 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningTake possession of by force, as after an invasion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Example "The militia captured the castle"
Synonymsappropriate, seize, conquer
Narrowercarrycapture after a fight / fight
Broaderassume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateseize and take control without authority and possibly with force
Spanishapoderarse, apoderar, captar, capturar, confiscar, conquistar, dominar, embargar, incautar, invadir, ocupar, tomar
Catalanapoderar-se, apoderar, captar, capturar, confiscar, conquerir, embargar, incautar, prendre
Nounscapturethe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
English > capture: 11 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningCapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymcatch
Narrowerbagcapture or kill, as in hunting / hunting
batfowlcatch birds by temporarily blinding them
froghunt frogs for food
hunt, run, hunt down, track downpursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
ratcatch rats, especially with dogs
trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelcatch in or as if in a trap
Broaderget, acquireCome into the possession of something concrete or abstract
Similar tocatchtake in and retain
Spanishcapturar
Catalancapturar
Nounscapturera person who captures and holds people or animals

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