(noun, verb)


1. the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

Similar word(s): seizure

Definition categories: act, acquiring, getting

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

Definition categories: process, action, activity

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

Definition categories: process, action, activity

4. the act of taking of a person by force

Similar word(s): seizure

Definition categories: act, felony

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

Definition categories: act

Sentences with capture as a noun:

- the capture of a lover's heart


1. succeed in representing or expressing something intangible

- capture the essence of Spring

- capture an idea

Definition categories: creation, interpret, represent

2. attract; cause to be enamored

- She captured all the men's hearts

Similar word(s): becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance

Definition categories: emotion, appeal, attract

3. succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Similar word(s): catch, get

Definition categories: contact, clutch, prehend, seize

4. 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

Definition categories: possession, alter, change, modify

5. take possession of by force, as after an invasion

- The militia captured the castle

Similar word(s): appropriate, conquer, seize

Definition categories: possession, arrogate, assume, seize, usurp

6. capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping

Similar word(s): catch

Definition categories: contact, acquire, get

Sentences with capture as a verb:

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

- She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.

- She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.

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

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

- My pawn was captured.

- He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.