Definition of Taking

1. Noun. The act of someone who picks up or takes something. "Clothing could be had for the taking"

Exact synonyms: Pickings
Generic synonyms: Action
Derivative terms: Pick, Take



2. Adjective. Very attractive; capturing interest. "A winning personality"
Exact synonyms: Fetching, Winning
Similar to: Attractive

Definition of Taking

1. a. Apt to take; alluring; attracting.

2. n. The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.

Definition of Taking

1. Adjective. alluring; attractive. ¹

2. Noun. A seizure of someone's goods or possessions. ¹

3. Noun. An apprehension. ¹

4. Noun. That which has been gained. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of take) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Taking

1. a seizure [n -S] - See also: seizure

Lexicographical Neighbors of Taking

takes time
takest
taketh
takeuchiite
takeup
takeups
takfiri
takfiris
takhi
takhis
taki
takier
takiest
takin
takin'
taking (current term)
taking a hint
taking action
taking apart
taking care
taking charge
taking command
taking control
taking hold
taking into custody
taking on
taking out
taking out the trash

Literary usage of Taking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... and to keep guard in the cook-room, to prevent the men's taking it to eat raw, or taking it out of the pot before it was well boiled, and then to give ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"AN ACT providing for the taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States, and to fix the number of members of the House of ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"AN ACT providing for tlie taking of the seventh and subsequent censuses of the United States., and to fix the number of members of the House of ..."

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