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 capturesapprehension, taking, imprisonment, confiscation, seizure, arrest, abduction, occupation, secure, occupy, apprehend, trap, seize, snatch, conquer, take, catch, grab, acquirement, sweep
Examples from the Web for captures
Contemporary Examples of captures
He captures all the different issues a president deals with and moves from one to the next.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
Then I read aloud from something that captures the Holiday Spirit.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
He captures Ramone and his second wife, Barbara, together in the studio in one photo, him on bass, her on guitar.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
No one doubts that these comedians will be killed if ISIS captures them.Middle East Goes Monty Python on ISIS
October 29, 2014
Amanda Reiman, policy manager for the California branch of the Drug Policy Alliance, captures the complex research problem well.Another Hazy Week For Weed
September 1, 2014
Historical Examples of captures
I remembers when we captures him it's 239 the last spring round-up but one.Faro Nell and Her Friends
Alfred Henry Lewis
Another animal was soon provided for me from the captures we had made.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
Any scene that didn't witness a couple of captures and a couple of rescues was no good.Boy Scouts in the Philippines
G. Harvey Ralphson
We are not short of money, thanks to the captures we have made.No Surrender!
G. A. Henty
The diagram (Fig. 76) will explain the way in which the earth makes her captures.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
Word Origin for capture
1795, from capture (n.); in chess, checkers, etc., 1820. Related: Captured; capturing. Earlier verb in this sense was captive (early 15c.).
1540s, from Middle French capture "a taking," from Latin captura "a taking" (especially of animals), from captus (see captive).