capture (v.) Look up capture at Dictionary.com
1795, from capture (n.); in chess, checkers, etc., 1820. Related: Captured; capturing. Earlier verb in this sense was captive (early 15c.).
capture (n.) Look up capture at Dictionary.com
1540s, from Middle French capture "a taking," from Latin captura "a taking" (especially of animals), from captus, past participle of capere "to take, hold, seize," from PIE root *kap- "to grasp."