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Caption vs. Capture

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  • Caption (noun)

    The descriptive heading or title of a document or part therof

  • Caption (noun)

    A title or brief explanation attached to an illustration, cartoon, user interface element, etc.

  • Caption (noun)

    A piece of text appearing on screen as subtitle or other part of a film or broadcast.

  • Caption (noun)

    The section on an official paper that describes when, where, what was taken, found or executed, and by whom it was authorized.

  • Caption (noun)

    A seizure or capture, especially of tangible property (chattel).

  • Caption (verb)

    To add captions to a text or illustration.

    "Only once the drawing is done will the letterer caption it."

  • Caption (verb)

    To add captions to a film or broadcast.

  • Capture (noun)

    An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.

  • Capture (noun)

    The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

    "the capture of a lover's heart"

  • Capture (noun)

    Something that has been captured; a captive.

  • Capture (noun)

    The recording or storage of something for later playback.

    "video capture"

  • Capture (noun)

    A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.

  • Capture (verb)

    To take control of; to seize by force or stratagem.

    "to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal"

  • Capture (verb)

    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."

  • Capture (verb)

    To reproduce convincingly.

    "His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work."

    "In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice."

  • Capture (verb)

    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."

Wiktionary
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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Caption (noun)

    A caviling; a sophism.

  • Caption (noun)

    The act of taking or arresting a person by judicial process.

  • Caption (noun)

    That part of a legal instrument, as a commission, indictment, etc., which shows where, when, and by what authority, it was taken, found, or executed.

  • Caption (noun)

    The heading of a chapter, section, or page.

  • Capture (noun)

    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.

  • Capture (noun)

    The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.

  • Capture (noun)

    The thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem; a prize; prey.

  • Capture

    To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.

  • Capture

    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.

  • Capture

    to take control of, or remove from play; as, to capture a piece in chess.

  • Capture

    to exert a strong psychological influence on; as, to capture the heart of a maiden; to capture the attention of the nation.

  • Capture

    to record (data) in a computer-readable form; as, to capture a transaction in a database.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Caption (noun)

    taking exception; especially an quibble based on a captious argument;

    "a mere caption unworthy of a reply"

  • Caption (noun)

    translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

  • Caption (noun)

    brief description accompanying an illustration

  • Caption (verb)

    provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

  • Capture (noun)

    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

  • Capture (noun)

    a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

  • Capture (noun)

    any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

  • Capture (noun)

    the act of taking of a person by force

  • Capture (noun)

    the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

  • Capture (verb)

    succeed in representing or expressing something intangible;

    "capture the essence of Spring"

    "capture an idea"

  • Capture (verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored;

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

  • Capture (verb)

    succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;

    "We finally got the suspect"

    "Did you catch the thief?"

  • Capture (verb)

    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"

  • Capture (verb)

    take possession of by force, as after an invasion;

    "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"

    "The army seized the town"

    "The militia captured the castle"

  • Capture (verb)

    capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping;

    "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"

Princeton's WordNet
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