The removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board.
ETYM Latin capture, from caper to take: cf. French capture. Related to Caitiff, aptive.
1. The act of taking of a person by force; SYN. seizure.
2. The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property; SYN. gaining control, seizure.
3. The act of taking a person prisoner.
4. A process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field.
5. Any process in which an atomic or nuclear system acquires an additional particle.
In communications, to transfer received data into a file for archiving or later analysis.
1. To catch as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; SYN. catch.
2. To take after a conquest or invasion; as of land; SYN. seize, take over, conquer.
3. To succeed in representing or expressing something intangible.
4. To attract; cause to be enamored; SYN. enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant.
5. To bring about the capture of an elementary particle or celestial body and causing it enter a new orbit.