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Capture vs. Captor

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Capturenoun

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

Captornoun

One who is holding a captive or captives.

Capturenoun

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

‘the capture of a lover's heart’;

Captornoun

One who catches or has caught or captured something or someone.

Capturenoun

Something that has been captured; a captive.

Captornoun

One who captures any person or thing, as a prisoner or a prize.

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Capturenoun

The recording or storage of something for later playback.

‘video capture’;

Captornoun

a person who captures and holds people or animals

Capturenoun

(computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.

Captureverb

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

‘to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal’;

Captureverb

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.’;

Captureverb

To reproduce convincingly.

‘His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.’; ‘In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.’;

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Captureverb

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.’;

Capturenoun

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.’;

Capturenoun

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

Capturenoun

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

Captureverb

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

Captureverb

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.

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Captureverb

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

Captureverb

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

Captureverb

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

‘Her heart is like some fortress that has been captured.’;

Capturenoun

the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

Capturenoun

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

Capturenoun

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

Capturenoun

the act of taking of a person by force

Capturenoun

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

Captureverb

succeed in representing or expressing something intangible;

‘capture the essence of Spring’; ‘capture an idea’;

Captureverb

attract; cause to be enamored;

‘She captured all the men's hearts’;

Captureverb

succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase;

‘We finally got the suspect’; ‘Did you catch the thief?’;

Captureverb

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’;

Captureverb

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’;

Captureverb

capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping;

‘I caught a rabbit in the trap toady’;

Captureverb

take into one's possession or control by force

‘the island was captured by Australian forces in 1914’;

Captureverb

(in chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board

‘Black cannot capture the knight’;

Captureverb

(of a star, planet, or other celestial body) bring (a less massive body) permanently within its gravitational influence

‘Jupiter's gravity captured a small percentage of these planetesimals’;

Captureverb

record accurately in words or pictures

‘she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods’;

Captureverb

cause (data) to be stored in a computer

‘these allow users to capture, edit, and display geographic data’;

Captureverb

absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle)

‘the free electrons were moving too rapidly to be captured by nuclei’;

Captureverb

(of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area.

Capturenoun

the action of capturing or of being captured

‘he was killed while resisting capture’; ‘the capture of the city’;

Capturenoun

a person or thing that has been captured

‘a bounty hunter who always brings his captures in alive’;

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