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Dictionary definition for: Capture

1. (n) the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

2. (v) succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring" "capture an idea"

3. (n) a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

4. (v) attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men''s hearts"

5. (n) any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle

6. (v) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect" "Did you catch the thief?"

7. (n) the act of taking of a person by force

8. (v) 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"

9. (n) the removal of an opponent''s piece from the chess board

10. (v) 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"

11. (v) capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap toady"

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