English - English Dictionary
capturethe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
recapturethe act of taking something back
recapturea legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
capturethe removal of an opponent''s piece from the chess board
capturethe act of taking of a person by force
capturera person who captures and holds people or animals
captureany process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle
capturea process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field
capturesucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
recapturecapture again; "recapture the escaped prisoner"
capturecapture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"
capturesucceed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
recapturetake up anew; "The author recaptures an old idea here"
recaptureexperience anew; "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"
captureattract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men''s hearts"
capturetake 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"
recapturetake back by force, as after a battle; "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"
capturebring 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"