Definitions for take

Definitions for (noun) take

Main entry: take

Definition: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

Main entry: proceeds, return, yield, payoff, take, takings, issue

Definition: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

Usage: the average return was about 5%

Definitions for (verb) take

Main entry: take, contract, get

Definition: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Usage: He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

Main entry: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Main entry: take

Definition: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

Usage: take a pulse; A reading was taken of the earth's tremors

Main entry: acquire, adopt, assume, take, take on

Definition: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

Usage: His voice took on a sad tone; The story took a new turn; he adopted an air of superiority; She assumed strange manners; The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

Main entry: take

Definition: be seized or affected in a specified way

Usage: take sick; be taken drunk

Main entry: take, study, read, learn

Definition: be a student of a certain subject

Usage: She is reading for the bar exam

Main entry: read, take

Definition: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

Usage: I read this address as a satire; How should I take this message?; You can't take credit for this!

Main entry: take, submit

Definition: accept or undergo, often unwillingly

Usage: We took a pay cut

Main entry: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Main entry: take, look at, consider, deal

Definition: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Usage: Take the case of China; Consider the following case

Main entry: exact, claim, take

Definition: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

Usage: the accident claimed three lives; The hard work took its toll on her

Main entry: claim, take

Definition: lay claim to; as of an idea

Usage: She took credit for the whole idea

Main entry: take, shoot, film

Definition: make a film or photograph of something

Usage: take a scene; shoot a movie

Main entry: take

Definition: obtain by winning

Usage: Winner takes all; He took first prize

Main entry: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Main entry: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee

Main entry: take, get hold of

Definition: get into one's hands, take physically

Usage: Take a cookie!; Can you take this bag, please

Main entry: have, take

Definition: have sex with; archaic use

Usage: He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable

Main entry: take

Definition: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route

Usage: He takes the bus to work; She takes Route 1 to Newark

Main entry: drive, take

Definition: proceed along in a vehicle

Usage: We drive the turnpike to work

Main entry: strike, take, take up, assume

Definition: occupy or take on

Usage: He assumes the lotus position; She took her seat on the stage; We took our seats in the orchestra; She took up her position behind the tree; strike a pose

Main entry: direct, conduct, guide, lead, take

Definition: take somebody somewhere

Usage: We lead him to our chief; can you take me to the main entrance?; He conducted us to the palace

Main entry: take, make

Definition: head into a specified direction

Usage: The escaped convict took to the hills; We made for the mountains

Main entry: bring, convey, take

Definition: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

Usage: Bring me the box from the other room; Take these letters to the boss; This brings me to the main point

Main entry: take

Definition: experience or feel or submit to

Usage: Take a test; Take the plunge

Main entry: take

Definition: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort

Usage: take shelter from the storm

Main entry: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks

Main entry: take

Definition: take by force

Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill

Main entry: take

Definition: buy, select

Usage: I'll take a pound of that sausage

Main entry: charter, take, lease, hire, engage, rent

Definition: engage for service under a term of contract

Usage: We took an apartment on a quiet street; Let's rent a car; Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Main entry: subscribe, subscribe to, take

Definition: receive or obtain regularly

Usage: We take the Times every day

Main entry: take, accept

Definition: make use of or accept for some purpose

Usage: take a risk; take an opportunity

Main entry: have, take, accept

Definition: receive willingly something given or offered

Usage: The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter; I won't have this dog in my house!; Please accept my present

Main entry: accept, admit, take, take on

Definition: admit into a group or community

Usage: accept students for graduate study; We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member

Main entry: take, occupy, use up

Definition: require (time or space)

Usage: It took three hours to get to work this morning; This event occupied a very short time

Main entry: fill, occupy, take

Definition: assume, as of positions or roles

Usage: She took the job as director of development; he occupies the position of manager; the young prince will soon occupy the throne

Main entry: take

Definition: develop a habit

Usage: He took to visiting bars

Main entry: take

Definition: carry out

Usage: take action; take steps; take vengeance

Main entry: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

Main entry: hold, take, contain

Definition: be capable of holding or containing

Usage: This box won't take all the items; The flask holds one gallon

Main entry: take, carry, pack

Definition: have with oneself; have on one's person

Usage: She always takes an umbrella; I always carry money; She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Main entry: accept, take

Definition: be designed to hold or take

Usage: This surface will not take the dye

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