See also: capturé
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæp.t͡ʃɚ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæp.t͡ʃə/
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- Rhymes: -æptʃə(ɹ)
- An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
- The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
- the capture of a lover's heart
- Something that has been captured; a captive.
- The recording or storage of something for later playback.
- video capture
- (computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.
- 2006, Jeffrey Friedl, Mastering Regular Expressions, page 409:
- After the match […] , the text matched within the named capture is available via the
act of capturing
something that has been captured
- (transitive) To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.
- to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
- 2014 November 27, Ian Black, “Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis”, in The Guardian:
- Arrests and prosecutions intensified after Isis captured Mosul in June, but the groundwork had been laid by an earlier amendment to Jordan’s anti-terrorism law. It is estimated that 2,000 Jordanians have fought and 250 of them have died in Syria – making them the third largest Arab contingent in Isis after Saudi Arabians and Tunisians.
- 2020 June 23, John Bolton, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, page 29:
- […] I said it was because Tillerson hadn't filled the subordinate ranks with appointees who would advance the Administration's policies and that he had, in effect, been captured by the careerists.
- 2020 November 18, Howard Johnston, “The missing 'Lincs' and the sole survivor”, in Rail, page 58:
- Being so inflexible, the railway was easy prey to road competition, and the arrival of unregulated lorry transport from farm fields to town centres quickly captured all locally generated business.
- (transitive) To store (as in sounds or image) for later revisitation.
- She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
- She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.
- (transitive) To reproduce convincingly.
- His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
- In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
- 2015, Alison Matthews David, Fashion Victims: The Damages of Dress Past and Present, →ISBN, page 86:
- Winterhalter was gifted at capturing the luxurious fabrics and hairstyles of female royalty and he was commissioned to paint portraits of the continental Empresses Eugénie of France and Elizabeth of Austria.
- (transitive) To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers).
- My pawn was captured.
- He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.
- 1954, Fred Reinfeld, How to Be a Winner at Chess, page 63, Hanover House (Garden City, NY)
- How deeply ingrained capturing is in the mind of a chess master can be seen from this story.
take control of
remove or take control of opponent’s piece
capture f (plural captures)
- “capture”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kapˈtuː.re/, [käpˈt̪uːrɛ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kapˈtu.re/, [käpˈt̪uːre]
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- first-person singular imperative of
- third-person singular imperative of