Encapture vs. Capture - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Encapture (verb)

    To capture.

  • 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."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Capture (verb)

    take into one's possession or control by force

    "the island was captured by Australian forces in 1914"

  • Capture (verb)

    (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"

  • Capture (verb)

    (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"

  • Capture (verb)

    record accurately in words or pictures

    "she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods"

  • Capture (verb)

    cause (data) to be stored in a computer

    "these allow users to capture, edit, and display geographic data"

  • Capture (verb)

    absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle)

    "the free electrons were moving too rapidly to be captured by nuclei"

  • Capture (verb)

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

  • Capture (noun)

    the action of capturing or of being captured

    "he was killed while resisting capture"

    "the capture of the city"

  • Capture (noun)

    a person or thing that has been captured

    "a bounty hunter who always brings his captures in alive"

Webster Dictionary

  • 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  • 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"

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