Definition of Take
1. Noun. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property. "The average return was about 5%"
Generic synonyms: Income
Specialized synonyms: Economic Rent, Rent, Payback
Derivative terms: Return, Yield
2. Verb. Carry out. "Take vengeance"
3. Noun. The act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption.
4. Verb. Require (time or space). "They take a long time"; "This event occupied a very short time"
Related verbs: Consume, Deplete, Eat, Eat Up, Exhaust, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Generic synonyms: Expend, Use
Specialized synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Occupation
5. Verb. Take somebody somewhere. "The men take the horses across the field"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Specialized synonyms: Beacon, Hand, Lead Astray, Misdirect, Misguide, Mislead, Show, Usher
Derivative terms: Guide, Leader
6. Verb. Get into one's hands, take physically. "The children take the ball"; "Can you take this bag, please"
Specialized synonyms: Clutch, Prehend, Seize, Seize
Also: Take Apart, Take Away, Take In, Take In, Take On, Take Up
Derivative terms: Taking
7. Verb. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect. "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Re-assume
8. Verb. Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression. "You can't take credit for this!"
Related verbs: Read, Read
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See
Specialized synonyms: Misinterpret, Misread
Derivative terms: Reading
9. Verb. Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere. "They take the people the food"; "This brings me to the main point"
Related verbs: Bring, Convey, Fetch, Get, Bring
Specialized synonyms: Fetch, Transit, Ferry, Bring Back, Return, Take Back, Tube, Whisk, Carry, Channel, Conduct, Convey, Impart, Transmit, Land
Generic synonyms: Carry, Transport
Entails: Come, Come Up
Also: Bring Down, Bring Down, Bring Forward, Bring On, Bring Out, Bring Up
Derivative terms: Conveyance, Conveyer, Conveyer
10. Verb. Take into one's possession. "I'll take three salmon steaks"
Also: Take Back, Take In, Take Out
11. Verb. Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route. "The men take the boat "; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
12. Verb. Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives. "They take him to write the letter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
Specialized synonyms: Empanel, Impanel, Panel, Anoint, Field, Sieve, Sift, Draw, Dial, Go, Plump, Pick, Elect, Excerpt, Extract, Take Out, Cull Out, Winnow, Cream Off, Skim Off, Pick Over, Sieve Out, Assign, Set Apart, Specify, Single Out, Think Of, Define, Determine, Fix, Limit, Set, Specify, Adopt, Espouse, Follow, Screen, Screen Out, Sieve, Sort, Vote In, Elect, Nominate, Propose, Vote
Generic synonyms: Decide, Determine, Make Up One's Mind
Derivative terms: Selection, Selective, Selective, Selector
13. Verb. Receive willingly something given or offered. "Please accept my present"
Related verbs: Have, Receive
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Accept, Admit, Take On, Welcome, Honor, Honour, Adopt, Borrow, Take Over, Take Up
Derivative terms: Acceptance, Acceptation, Taker
Also: Take In, Take Over, Take Over, Take Up
14. Verb. Assume, as of positions or roles. "The young prince will soon occupy the throne"
15. Verb. Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes. "Consider the following case"
Specialized synonyms: Contemplate, Dally, Play, Trifle, Abstract, Warm To
Generic synonyms: Think About
Derivative terms: Consideration
16. Verb. Require as useful, just, or proper. "They take him to write the letter"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
Specialized synonyms: Claim, Exact, Govern, Draw, Cost, Cry For, Cry Out For, Compel
Related verbs: Claim, Exact
Derivative terms: Demand, Demand, Necessity, Necessity, Need, Requirement
17. Verb. Experience or feel or submit to. "Take the plunge"
18. Verb. Make a film or photograph of something. "Sam cannot take Sue "; "Shoot a movie"
Category relationships: Film, Flick, Motion Picture, Motion-picture Show, Movie, Moving Picture, Moving-picture Show, Pic, Picture, Picture Show
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Related verbs: Photograph, Shoot, Snap
Specialized synonyms: Reshoot
Derivative terms: Film, Film, Film, Filming
19. Verb. Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract. "They want to take the doors"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Specialized synonyms: Depilate, Epilate, Harvest, Tip, Stem, Extirpate, Enucleate, Exenterate, Enucleate, Decorticate, Bail, Disinvest, Divest, Strip, Undress, Ablate, Clean, Pick, Clean, Winnow, Pick, Clear, Clear Up, Muck, Lift, Lift, Lift, Tear Away, Tear Off, Take Off, Take Away, Take Out, Pit, Stone, Seed, Unhinge, Shuck, Hull, Crumb, Chip Away, Chip Away At, Burl, Knock Out, Clean, Scavenge, Hypophysectomise, Hypophysectomize, Degas, Husk, Shell, Bur, Burr, Clear Away, Clear Off, Flick, Dismantle, Strip, Strip, Clear, Defang, Bone, Debone, Disembowel, Draw, Eviscerate, Shell, Shuck, Detusk, Tusk, Dehorn, Scalp, Weed, Condense, Bail Out, Bale Out, Leach, Strip, Decalcify, Detoxicate, Detoxify, De-ionate, De-iodinate, Decarbonise, Decarbonize, Decarburise, Decarburize, Decoke, Delouse, Ream, Brush, Wash, Wash Away, Wash Off, Wash Out, Desorb, Pull, Demineralise, Demineralize, Eliminate, Clear Out, Drive Out, Expectorate, Carve Out, Defuse, Dredge, Wear Away, Wear Off, Amputate, Cut Off, Eviscerate, Resect, Cream, Cream Off, Skim, Skim Off, Strip, Strip, Descale, Scale, Circumcise, Undock, Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over, Dig, Excavate, Hollow, Lift Out, Scoop, Scoop Out, Scoop Up, Take Up, Draw Out, Extract, Pull, Pull Out, Pull Up, Take Out, Take Out, Unstring, String, Wipe Away, Wipe Off, Bear Away, Bear Off, Carry Away, Carry Off, Take Away, Unveil, Take Out, Unpack, Disburden, Unburden, Empty, Discharge, Offsaddle, Unsaddle, Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Shed, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off, Dislodge, Free, Clean, Aspirate, Draw Out, Suck Out, Cancel, Delete, Lade, Laden, Ladle, Spoon, Gut, Head, Draw Away, Draw Off, Pull Off, Clean, Strip, Draw, Take Out, Draw, Get Out, Pull, Pull Out, Take Out, Leach, Draw, Draw, Draw Off, Take Out, Withdraw
Derivative terms: Remotion, Removal, Remover, Withdrawal
Also: Take Off
20. Verb. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly. "They take more bread"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
Specialized synonyms: Hit, Cannibalise, Cannibalize, Habituate, Use, Eat, Eat, Drink, Imbibe, Booze, Drink, Fuddle, Partake, Touch, Eat, Feed, Fill, Replete, Sate, Satiate, Sample, Taste, Try, Try Out, Sop Up, Suck In, Take In, Take Up, Smoke, Do Drugs, Drug, Get Down, Swallow, Sup
Derivative terms: Consumer, Consumption, Consumptive, Ingestion
Also: Take Up
21. Verb. Accept or undergo, often unwillingly. "We took a pay cut"
Specialized synonyms: Test
Generic synonyms: Undergo
Derivative terms: Submission, Taker
22. Verb. Make use of or accept for some purpose. "Take an opportunity"
23. Verb. Take by force. "They take the hill"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
24. Verb. Occupy or take on. "The men take the horses across the field"; "Strike a pose"
25. Verb. Admit into a group or community. "Sam cannot take Sue "; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
Specialized synonyms: Profess
Generic synonyms: Accept, Have
Related verbs: Admit, Include, Let In
26. Verb. Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial. "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
27. Verb. Be a student of a certain subject. "She is reading for the bar exam"
Specialized synonyms: Audit, Prepare, Train, Drill, Exercise, Practice, Practise
Derivative terms: Study, Study, Studying
28. Verb. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs. "The hard work took its toll on her"
Generic synonyms: Ask, Call For, Demand, Involve, Necessitate, Need, Postulate, Require
Related verbs: Ask, Call For, Demand, Involve, Necessitate, Need, Postulate, Require
29. Verb. Head into a specified direction. "We made for the mountains"
30. Verb. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards. "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
Specialized synonyms: Aim, Direct, Place, Point, Target, Draw A Bead On, Hold, Turn, Swing, Charge, Level, Point, Level, Sight
Generic synonyms: Position
Derivative terms: Aim
31. Verb. Be seized or affected in a specified way. "Be taken drunk"
32. Verb. Have with oneself; have on one's person. "They take more bread"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Related verbs: Carry
Derivative terms: Carry
33. Verb. Engage for service under a term of contract. "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Derivative terms: Charter, Lease, Lease, Rent, Rental, Renter
34. Verb. Receive or obtain regularly. "We take the Times every day"
35. Verb. Buy, select. "They take the newspapers"; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
Generic synonyms: Buy, Purchase
Also: Take Out
36. Verb. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort. "Take shelter from the storm"
37. Verb. Have sex with; archaic use. "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
Generic synonyms: Bang, Be Intimate, Bed, Bonk, Do It, Eff, Fuck, Get It On, Get Laid, Have A Go At It, Have Intercourse, Have It Away, Have It Off, Have Sex, Hump, Jazz, Know, Lie With, Love, Make Love, Make Out, Roll In The Hay, Screw, Sleep Together, Sleep With
38. Verb. Lay claim to; as of an idea. "She took credit for the whole idea"
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Assert, Aver, Avow, Swan, Swear, Verify
Related verbs: Arrogate, Claim, Lay Claim
Derivative terms: Claim
39. Verb. Be designed to hold or take. "This surface will not take the dye"
40. Verb. Be capable of holding or containing. "The flask holds one gallon"
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Bear, Carry, Contain, Hold, Accommodate, Admit, Hold
Derivative terms: Hold
41. Verb. Develop a habit. "He took to visiting bars"
42. Verb. Proceed along in a vehicle. "We drive the turnpike to work"
Category relationships: Driving
Generic synonyms: Cover, Cross, Cut Across, Cut Through, Get Across, Get Over, Pass Over, Track, Traverse
Related verbs: Drive, Motor, Drive, Drive
Derivative terms: Drive, Drive, Drive
43. Verb. Obtain by winning. "He took first prize"
44. Verb. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness. "She took a chill"
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Sicken
Specialized synonyms: Catch
Related verbs: Catch
Derivative terms: Contracting
Definition of Take
1. p. p. Taken.
2. v. t. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey.
3. v. i. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
4. n. That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
5. v. t. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
Definition of Take
1. Verb. (transitive) To grasp with the hands. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) To grab and move to oneself. ¹
3. Verb. (transitive) To get into one's possession. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) To accept. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive military) To gain a position by force. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To have sex forcefully with, possibly without consent. ¹
7. Verb. (transitive) To carry, particularly to a particular destination. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive) To choose. ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To support or carry without failing or breaking. ¹
10. Verb. (transitive) To endure or cope with. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive baseball) To not swing at a pitch ¹
12. Verb. (transitive) To ingest medicine, drugs, etc. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive often with “for”) To assume or interpret to be. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) To enroll (in a class, or a course of study). ¹
15. Verb. (transitive) To participate in, undergo, or experience. ¹
16. Verb. (transitive climbing) To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively. ¹
17. Verb. (transitive) To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.) ¹
18. Verb. (intransitive) To stick, persist, thrive or remain. ¹
19. Verb. (intransitive) To become. ¹
20. Verb. (transitive cricket) To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it. ¹
21. Verb. (transitive) To require. ¹
22. Verb. (transitive photography) To capture using a photographic camera. ¹
23. Verb. (transitive) To last or expend [an amount of time]. ¹
24. Verb. (transitive) To use ¹
25. Verb. (transitive) To consider as an instance or example. ¹
26. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To deliver, give (something); to entrust. ¹
27. Verb. (reflexive) To go. ¹
28. Verb. (intransitive) To habituate to or gain competency at a task ¹
29. Noun. An act of taking. ¹
30. Noun. Something that is taken. ¹
31. Noun. A (1) profit, (2) reward, (3) bribe, illegal payoff or unethical kickback. ¹
32. Noun. An interpretation or view; perspective. ¹
33. Noun. (film) An attempt to record a scene. ¹
34. Noun. (rugby) A catch. ¹
35. Noun. (acting) A facial gesture in response to an event. ¹
36. Noun. (cricket) A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Take
1. to get possession of [v TOOK, TAKEN, TAKING, TAKES] : TAKABLE, TAKEABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Take
1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey. Hence, specifically:
To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; said of a disease, misfortune, or the like. "This man was taken of the Jews." (Acts xxiii. 27) "Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take; Not that themselves are wise, but others weak." (Pope) "They that come abroad after these showers are commonly taken with sickness." (Bacon) "There he blasts the tree and takes the cattle And makes milch kine yield blood." (Shak)
To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm. "Neither let her take thee with her eyelids." (Prov. Vi. 25) "Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect, that he had no patience." (Wake) "I know not why, but there was a something in those half-seen features, a charm in the very shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, which took me more than all the outshining loveliness of her companions." (Moore)
To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right. "Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan was taken." (1 Sam. Xiv. 42) "The violence of storming is the course which God is forced to take for the destroying . . . Of sinners." (Hammond)
To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat. "This man always takes time . . . Before he passes his judgments." (I. Watts)
To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person. "Beauty alone could beauty take so right." (Dryden)
To draw; to deduce; to derive. "The firm belief of a future judgment is the most forcible motive to a good life, because taken from this consideration of the most lasting happiness and misery." (Tillotson)
To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery. "He took me certain gold, I wot it well." (Chaucer)
To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
2. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept. Specifically:
To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit. "Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer." (Num. Xxxv. 31) "Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore." (1 Tim. V. 10)
To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man.
To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies. "You take me right." (Bacon) "Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing else but the science love of God and our neighbor." (Wake) "[He] took that for virtue and affection which was nothing but vice in a disguise." (South) "You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl." (Tate)
To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape. "I take thee at thy word." (Rowe) "Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . . Not take the mold." (Dryden) To be taken aback, To take advantage of, To take air, etc. See Aback, Advantage, etc. To take aim, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim. To take along, to carry, lead, or convey. To take arms, to commence war or hostilities. To take away, to carry off; to remove; to cause deprivation of; to do away with; as, a bill for taking away the votes of bishops. "By your own law, I take your life away." . To take breath, to stop, as from labour, in order to breathe or rest; to recruit or refresh one's self. To take care, to exercise care or vigilance; to be solicitous. "Doth God take care for oxen?" . To take care of, to have the charge or care of; to care for; to superintend or oversee. To take down. To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher, place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower; to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down pride, or the proud. "I never attempted to be impudent yet, that I was not taken down." . To swallow; as, to take down a potion. To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a house or a scaffold. To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's words at the time he utters them. To take effect, To take fire. See Effect, and Fire. To take ground to the right or to the left, to extend the line to the right or left; to move, as troops, to the right or left. To take heart, to gain confidence or courage; to be encouraged. To take heed, to be careful or cautious. "Take heed what doom against yourself you give." . To take heed to, to attend with care, as, take heed to thy ways. To take hold of, to seize; to fix on. To take horse, to mount and ride a horse. To take in. To inclose; to fence. To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend. To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail or furl; as, to take in sail. To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive. To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in water. To win by conquest. "For now Troy's broad-wayed town He shall take in." (Chapman) To receive into the mind or understanding. "Some bright genius can take in a long train of propositions." . To receive regularly, as a periodical work or newspaper; to take. To take in hand. See Hand. To take in vain, to employ or utter as in an oath. "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." . To take issue. See Issue. To take leave. See Leave. To take a newspaper, magazine, or the like, to receive it regularly, as on paying the price of subscription. To take notice, to observe, or to observe with particular attention. To take notice of. See Notice. To take oath, to swear with solemnity, or in a judicial manner. To take off. To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove from the top of anything; as, to take off a load; to take off one's hat. To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb. To destroy; as, to take off life. To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of an argument. To withdraw; to call or draw away. To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine. To purchase; to take in trade. "The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off." . To copy; to reproduce. "Take off all their models in wood." . To imitate; to mimic; to personate. To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars than preferments can take off. To take on, to assume; to take upon one's self; as, to take on a character or responsibility. To take one's own course, to act one's pleasure; to pursue the measures of one's own choice. To take order for. See Order. To take order with, to check; to hinder; to repress. To take orders. To receive directions or commands.
To fasten with a ligature. To engross; to employ; to occupy or fill; as, to take up the time; to take up a great deal of room. To take permanently. "Arnobius asserts that men of the finest parts . . . Took up their rest in the Christian religion." . To seize; to catch; to arrest; as, to take up a thief; to take up vagabonds. To admit; to believe; to receive. "The ancients took up experiments upon credit." (Bacon) To answer by reproof; to reprimand; to berate. "One of his relations took him up roundly." (L'Estrange) To begin where another left off; to keep up in continuous succession. "Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale." (Addison) To assume; to adopt as one's own; to carry on or manage; as, to take up the quarrels of our neighbors; to take up current opinions. "They take up our old trade of conquering." . To comprise; to include. "The noble poem of Palemon and Arcite . . . Takes up seven years." . To receive, accept, or adopt for the purpose of assisting; to espouse the cause of; to favor. To collect; to exact, as a tax; to levy; as, to take up a contribution. "Take up commodities upon our bills." . To pay and receive; as, to take up a note at the bank.
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