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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun capture:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb capture:


Capture is sometimes a misspelling of chapter.

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Definition of the noun capture

What does capture mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: captures

  1. the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
  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
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of capture: seizure
    • more generic word: felony = a serious crime
    • more specific words:
      • abduction = the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member
      • kidnapping / snatch = the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment
  5. the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: chess move = the act of moving a chess piece
    • more specific terms:
      • en passant = a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
      • exchange = the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value
      • exchange = gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop

Alternative definition of the noun capture


  1. An act of capturing.
  2. Something that has been captured; a captive.

Definition of the verb capture

What does capture mean as a doing word?

Capture is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: captured | capturing | captures

  1. succeed in representing or expressing something intangible
  2. attract; cause to be enamored
  3. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
  4. bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit
    • examples: This nucleus has captured the slow-moving neutrons | The star captured a comet
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  5. take possession of by force, as after an invasion
  6. capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of capture: catch
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb capture


  1. To take control of.
  2. To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
  3. To reproduce convincingly.
  4. To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).


  1. "Capture" is a musical EP of Frans de Waard.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  2. "Capture" a.k.a. "Capture." is a musical EP of Jet Black Sunrise.
    • released on
  3. "Capture" is a musical album of The Digital Intervention.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Capture" is a musical EP of Vary Lumar.
    • released on
  5. "Capture" is a musical album of Sleeping at Last.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  6. "Capture" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. "Capture" a.k.a. "Capture!" is a video game.
    • genres: Strategy video game, Action game
    • publishers: Code Works, The
  2. "Capture" a.k.a. "Flag Capture" is a video game.


  1. Capture is an awareness campaign.
    • award:
      • Clio Award for Interactive nomination for DDB Paris
      • Clio Award for Interactive, received by DDB Paris
  2. CAPTURE is a tv program.
    • award: - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Program nomination for Kevin Law

Phrases with Capture

  1. Capture The Flag
  2. Electron capture detector
  3. to capture
  4. Motion capture
  5. Screen Capture
  6. Screen Motion Capture

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Capture

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Google previewVisual Effects Society Handbook (2012)

Workflow and Techniques by Susan Zwerman, Jeffrey A. Okun

John Root Motion capture is the process of encoding motion from the real world into the digital medium in three dimensions.

Google previewUnderstanding Motion Capture for Computer Animation and Video Games (2000)

by Alberto Menache

Motion capture is the process of recording a live motion event and translating it into usable mathematical terms by tracking a number of key points in space over time and combining them to obtain a single three-dimensional representation of ...

Google previewCell and Tissue Based Molecular Pathology (2008)

A Volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series by Raymond R. Tubbs, Mark H. Stoler

HYBRID CAPTURE Hybrid capture is the generic term for proprietary technology marketed by Qiagen for the detection of various pathogens in the molecular diagnostics laboratory environment. Hybrid capture is a signal amplification system ...

Google previewModern Physics (2016)

Physics, Physics by CTI Reviews

Electron capture is a process in which a protonrich nuclide absorbs an inner atomic electron, thereby changing a nuclear proton to a neutron and simultaneously causing the emission of an electron neutrino. Various photon emissions follow, ...

Google previewArticulated Motion and Deformable Objects (2012)

7th International Conference, AMDO 2012, Port d'Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, July 11-13, 2012, Proceedings by Francisco Jose Perales Lopez, Robert B. Fisher, Thomas B. Moeslund

Introduction Human motion capture is the process of registering human movement over a period of time. Accurately...

Computer vision-based motion capture is a highly active field of research, as recent surveys by Moeslund et al. [ 11] and ...

Google previewChemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Electron capture is a process in which a protonrich nuclide absorbs an inner atomic electron (changing a nuclear...

Electron capture is the primary decay mode for isotopes with a relative superabundance of protons in the nucleus, but with ...

Google previewThallium-201 and Technetium-99m-Pyrophospate Myocardial Imaging in the Coronary Care Unit (2012)

by F.J.T Wackers

Electron capture Electron capture is a phenomenon of large nuclei which possess a relative excess of positive charge. An illustrative example of electron capture is the decay of "Tl. Stable, that is nonradioactive, thallium has a nuclear ...

Google previewThyroid Cancer (2007)

A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management by Leonard Wartofsky, Douglas Van Nostrand

In an unstable nucleus that contains too many positively charged particles or protons, electron capture is a mode of radioactive decay in which one of the protons in the nucleus captures one of the atom's orbital electrons. These two particles ...

Google previewFundamentals of Physics, (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Electron capture: Electron capture is a process in which a protonrich nuclide absorbs an inneratomic electron...

Electron capture is the primary decay mode for isotopes with arelative superabundance of protons in the nucleus, but with ...

Google previewKhan's The Physics of Radiation Therapy (2014)

by Faiz M. Khan, John P. Gibbons

ElECTRON CapTURE The electron capture is a phenomenon in which one of the orbital electrons is captured by the...

Google previewThe Effects of Competition (2002)

Cartel Policy and the Evolution of Strategy and Structure in British Industry by George Symeonidis

The second thing that the notion of an exogenous sunk cost industry attempts to capture is the idea that in many...

Google previewHandbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science (2009)

by Daniel Schmicking, Shaun Gallagher

Attentional capture is an orienting of attention toward a new location or object even when one is highly engaged in some other project or pursuit, that is, even when attention is elsewhere or otherwise oriented (Gurwitsch 1966, 272; Husserl ...

Google previewCarbon Capture and Storage (2009)

Ninth Report of Session, 2007-08: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Post combustion capture is a technology that can be retrofitted to tackle the carbon emissions being "locked-in" by existing...

Google previewEmerging Issues in Competition, Collusion, and Regulation of Network Industries (2011)

by Antonio Estache

Such regulatory capture is a focus of economic theory.

Google previewAnticorruption in Transition 3 (2006)

Who is Succeeding ... and Why? by James Horton Anderson, Cheryl Williamson Gray

Administrative corruption refers to bribery by individuals, groups, or firms in the private sector to influence the implementation of laws and regulations, while state capture refers to bribery to influence the formulation or content of laws and ...

Google previewDigital Photography: Essential Skills (2012)

by Mark Galer

The sadreality ofdigital capture is that underexposure in low light produces an abundance of noise and banding (stepsrather than smooth transitions of tone). The answer, however, is surprisingly simple for thosewho haveaccesstoa DSLR ...

Google previewAnimation & Cartoons (2014)

by Nicolae Sfetcu

Back | Home | Up | Next Performance capture is a term popularized by the creators of The Polar Express movie. It differs from standard special effects type motion capture due to the real time and interactive nature of the performance as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2009)

Second Edition by Marc Bekoff

However, several published reports document long-term adverse effects of capture and handling in carnivore species including black bears, grizzly bears, and otters, as well as reduced post-release survival as a result of trapping related ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

CAPTURE. In International Law. The taking of property by one belligerent from another or from an offending neutral. Private property of the enemy is not subject to capture on land, but the contrary rule holds at sea. When private enemy vessels ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Capture,. 1815–. 1830. Although the regency of Algiers had declined considerably from its peak in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when its corsairs had raided for slaves as far afield as southern Ireland and the English Channel, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

Marco Consulting Group Chicago, Illinois, USA The down capture ratio is a measure of a manager's sensitivity to an index when the index has negative returns. It is calculated by dividing the manager's annualized performance return ...

Google previewA general biographical dictionary (1828)

containing a summary account of the lives of eminent persons of all nations, previous to the present generation by John Gorton

Capture of Madeira by the fleet of Don Miguel.— Abolition of Suttees, or the voluntary burning of Hindoo Widows, by the British government in India 1829 Repeal of Statutes against Roman ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

k-electron capture — Electron capture from a k shell by the nucleus of the atom; see also electron capture. K-factor — The thermal conductivity of a material, expressed as BTUs per square ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the American Revolution (2009)

by Terry M. Mays

May: Americans capture Fort Ticonderoga. 12 May: Americans capture Crown Point. 17 May: First Battle of Saint Johns. 12 June: Naval Battle of Machias. 14 June: Congress establishes the Continental Army. 17 June: Battle of Bunker Hill.

Google previewParry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2009)

by John P Grant, J.Craig Barker

capture been guided by largely unwritten principles and informed by the experiences of the many thousands of men and women who have served in the more than 60 operations launched since 1948' and the desire to 'capture these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law and Society (2007)

American and Global Perspectives by David S. Clark

Stone See also Bride Capture; Dowry Customs; India Further Readings ...

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Quotes about Capture

Poets rarely capture stray thoughts
harvest eluding another mind taught.

Thoughts always fly fleeting past
without a pen to capture line cast.

(Terence George Craddock)
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Scrabble value of C3A1P3T1U1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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