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Borrowing from Middle French capture (noun), from Latin captūra.

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capture (countable and uncountable, plural captures)

  1. An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
    • Blackstone
      even with regard to captures made at sea
  2. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
    the capture of a lover's heart
  3. Something that has been captured; a captive.
  4. The recording or storage of something for later playback.
    video capture
  5. (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 Match object's Groups(name) property.

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capture (third-person singular simple present captures, present participle capturing, simple past and past participle captured)

  1. To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.
    to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
    • 2014, Ian Black, "Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian, 27 November 2014:
      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.
  2. 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.
  3. To reproduce convincingly.
    His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
    In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
  4. 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.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin captūra (catching, capture), from captus, perfect passive participle of capiō (capture, seize, take).

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capture f (plural captures)

  1. capture
  2. a catch, a take

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captūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of captūrus

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capture

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of capturar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of capturar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of capturar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of capturar.