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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capture  \Cap"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Captured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Capturing}.] 
  To  seize  or  take  possession  of  by  force,  surprise,  or 
  stratagem;  to  overcome  and  hold  to  secure  by  effort. 
 
  Her  heart  is  like  some  fortress  that  has  been  captured. 
  --W.  Ivring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capture  \Cap"ture\,  n.  [L.  capture,  fr  caper  to  take:  cf  F. 
  capture.  See  {Caitiff},  and  cf  {aptive}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Seizure;  apprehension;  arrest;  detention. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capture 
  n  1:  the  act  of  forcibly  dispossessing  an  owner  of  property  [syn: 
  {gaining  control},  {seizure}] 
  2:  a  process  whereby  a  star  or  planet  holds  an  object  in  its 
  gravitational  field 
  3:  any  process  in  which  an  atomic  or  nuclear  system  acquires  an 
  additional  particle 
  4:  the  act  of  taking  of  a  person  by  force  [syn:  {seizure}] 
  5:  the  removal  of  an  opponent's  piece  from  the  chess  board 
  v  1:  succeed  in  representing  or  expressing  something  intangible; 
  "capture  the  essence  of  Spring";  "capture  an  idea" 
  2:  attract;  cause  to  be  enamored;  "She  captured  all  the  men's 
  hearts"  [syn:  {enamour},  {trance},  {catch},  {becharm},  {enamor}, 
  {captivate},  {beguile},  {charm},  {fascinate},  {bewitch}, 
  {entrance},  {enchant}] 
  3:  succeed  in  catching  or  seizing,  ,  esp.  after  a  chase;  "We 
  finally  got  the  suspect";  "Did  you  catch  the  thief?"  [syn: 
  {get},  {catch}] 
  4:  bring  about  the  capture  of  an  elementary  particle  or 
  celestial  body  and  causing  it  enter  a  new  orbit;  "This 
  nucleus  has  captured  the  slow-moving  neutrons";  "The  star 
  captured  a  comet" 
  5:  take  after  a  conquest  or  invasion;  as  of  land  [syn:  {seize}, 
  {take  over},  {conquer}] 
  6:  capture  as  if  by  hunting,  snaring,  or  trapping;  "I  caught  a 
  rabbit  in  the  trap  toady"  [syn:  {catch}] 




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