*: even with regard to captures made at sea
: the capture of a lovers heart
: to capture an enemy, a vessel, or a criminal
*: Arrests and prosecutions intensified after Isis captured Mosul in June, but the groundwork had been laid by an earlier amendment to Jordan’s anti-terrorism law. It is estimated that 2,000 Jordanians have fought and 250 of them have died in Syria – making them the third largest Arab contingent in Isis after Saudi Arabians and Tunisians.
: She captured the sounds of a subway station on tape.
: She captured the details of the fresco in a series of photographs.
: His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.
: In her latest masterpiece, she captured the essence of Venice.
: My pawn was captured.
: He captured his opponent’s queen on the 15th move.
*: How deeply ingrained capturing is in the mind of a chess master can be seen from this story.