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English

Etymology

From Middle French capture (noun).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
capture

Plural
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  1. An act of capturing.
  2. Something that has been captured; a captive.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to capture

Third person singular
captures

Simple past
captured

Past participle
-

Present participle
capturing

to capture (third-person singular simple present captures, present participle capturing, simple past and past participle captured)
  1. To take control of.
  2. To remove or take control of from the opponent in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers)
    • He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.
  3. 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.
  4. To reproduce convincingly.
    • His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
    • In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
  5. (intransitive) To remove or take control of an opponent’s piece in a game (e.g., chess, go, checkers.)
    My pawn was captured.

Quotations

  • 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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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] captura, from captus (singular first-person subjunctive passive pluperfect of capere).

Noun

capture f. (plural captures)

  1. capture

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