verb (used with object), cap·tured, cap·tur·ing.
- to enter (data) into a computer for processing or storage.
- to record (data) in preparation for such entry.
Origin of capture
Synonyms for capture
Antonyms for capture
Related Words for captureapprehension, taking, imprisonment, confiscation, seizure, arrest, abduction, occupation, secure, occupy, apprehend, trap, seize, snatch, conquer, take, catch, grab, acquirement, sweep
Examples from the Web for capture
Contemporary Examples of capture
Nor does the jet have the ability to capture high-definition video, utilize an infra-red pointer.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
Thankfully, someone was there to capture this “jit going ham,” as the cameraman put it.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
January 4, 2015
Family members say he developed also liver cancer after his capture.Final Chapter for Accused Africa Bomber
January 4, 2015
Next to the house is the site where Ziad began building a home for his family before his capture.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
Morales made his way to Mexico, where an effort to capture him led to a shootout, which ended with a local cop being killed.Cuba Protects America’s Most Wanted
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of capture
To prevent this, they were planning the capture of Beauséjour.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
It now becomes my aim today to lay siege to this town and capture it.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
One would think it was a big handicap you meant to capture this morning.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Generally death was the least penalty that capture entailed.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
I told them of the shooting and capture of Paris and the death of Eisenlord.In the Valley
Word Origin for capture
1540s, from Middle French capture "a taking," from Latin captura "a taking" (especially of animals), from captus (see captive).
1795, from capture (n.); in chess, checkers, etc., 1820. Related: Captured; capturing. Earlier verb in this sense was captive (early 15c.).