Month: February, 2016



final title: [Re]capture


Line breaks: re|cap¦ture

Pronunciation: /riːˈkaptʃə/

Definition of recapture in English:



1Capture (a person or animal that has escaped):armed police have recaptured a prisoner who’s been on the run for five days

1.1Recover (something taken or lost):Edward I recaptured the castleLeeds failed to recapture the form which had swept them to the title

1.2Recreate or experience again (a past time, event, or feeling):the programmes give viewers a chance to recapture their own childhoods


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An act of recapturing someone or something:the recapture of the harbour of Bahia



recapture. Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press, n.d. Web. 19 February 2016. <;.







Line breaks: cap|ture

Pronunciation: /ˈkaptʃə/

Definition of capture in English:



1Take into one’s possession or control by force:the island was captured by Australian forces in 1914

1.1(In chess and other board games) make a move that secures the removal of (an opposing piece) from the board:Black cannot capture the knight

1.2Astronomy (Of a star, planet, or other celestial body) bring (a less massive body) permanently within its gravitational influence:Jupiter’s gravity captured a small percentage of these planetesimals

2Record accurately in words or pictures:she did a series of sketches, trying to capture all his moods

3Cause (data) to be stored in a computer:these allow users to capture, edit, and display geographic data

4Physics Absorb (an atomic or subatomic particle):the free electrons were moving too rapidly to be captured by nuclei

5(Of a stream) divert the upper course of (another stream) by encroaching on its catchment area.


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1The action of capturing or of being captured:the capture of the cityhe was killed while resisting capture

1.1[COUNT NOUN] A person or thing that has been captured:figurative the player was a £2,200 capture from another team


capture someone’s imagination (or attention)
Fascinate someone:the project has captured the imagination of the local public





Mid 16th century (as a noun): from French, from Latin captura, from capt- ‘seized, taken’, from the verb capere.

Words that rhyme with capture

enrapture, rapture

capture. Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press, n.d. Web. 2 March 2016. <;.

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