Capture

Definition of Capture

Cap´ture
n.1.
1.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.
- Bluckstone.
2.The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
3.The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.
v. t.1.To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
[imp. & p. p. Captured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Capturing.]
2.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.
3.(Games) to take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess.
4.to exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation.
5.(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.
- W. Ivring.

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