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n 1: the income arising from land or other property; "the average
return was about 5%" [syn: return
2: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without
v 1: carry out; “take action”
; “take steps”
; “take vengeance”
2: as of time or space; “It took three hours to get to work
; “This event occupied a very short time”
, use up
3: take somebody somewhere; “We lead him to our chief”
you take me to the main entrance?”
; “He conducted us to
4: get into one's hands, take physically; “Take a cookie!”
“Can you take this bag, please”
[syn: get hold of
5: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; “His voice
took on a sad tone”
; “The story took a new turn”
adopted an air of superiority”
; “She assumed strange
; “The gods assume human or animal form in these
, take on
6: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular
meaning or impression; “I read this address as a satire”
“How should I take this message?”
; “You can't take credit
7: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; “Bring me
the box from the other room”
; “Take these letters to the
; “This brings me to the main point”
8: take into one's possession; “We are taking an orphan from
; “I'll take three salmon steaks”
9: require as useful, just, or proper; “It takes nerve to do
what she did”
; “success usually requires hard work”
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
postulates a patient's consent”
, call for
10: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;
“Take any one of these cards”
; “Choose a good husband for
; “She selected a pair of shoes from among
the dozen the salesgirl had shown her”
11: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation,
or a certain route; “He takes the bus to work”
takes Route 1 to Newark”
12: receive willingly something given or offered; “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”
] [ant: refuse
13: assume, as of positions or roles; “She took the job as
director of development”
14: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; “Take the
case of China”
; “Consider the following case”
, look at
15: experience or feel or submit to; “Take a test”
; “Take the
16: make a film or photograph of something; “take a scene”
“shoot a movie”
17: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking
off, etc. or remove something abstract; “remove a
; “remove a wrapper”
; “Remove the dirty dishes
from the table”
; “take the gun from your pocket”
machine withdraws heat from the environment”
18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; “Have another bowl
of chicken soup!”
; “I don't take sugar in my coffee”
, take in
] [ant: abstain
19: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; “We took a pay cut”
20: make use of or accept for some purpose; “take a risk”
21: take by force; “Hitler took the Baltic Republics”
; “The army
took the fort on the hill”
22: occupy or take on; “He assumes the lotus position”
took her seat on the stage”
; “We took our seats in the
; “She took up her position behind the tree”
“strike a pose”
, take up
23: admit into a group or community; “accept students for
; “We'll have to vote on whether or not to
admit a new member”
, take on
24: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a
reading from a dial; “take a pulse”
; “A reading was taken
of the earth's tremors”
25: be a student of a certain subject; “She is reading for the
26: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of
affairs; “the accident claimed three lives”
; “The hard
work took its toll on her”
27: head into a specified direction; “The escaped convict took
to the hills”
; “We made for the mountains”
28: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as
photographic equipment; “Please don't aim at your little
; “He trained his gun on the burglar”
train your camera on the women”
; “Take a swipe at one's
, take aim
29: be seized or affected in a specified way; “take sick”
30: have with oneself; have on one's person; “She always takes
; “I always carry money”
; “She packs a gun
when she goes into the mountains”
31: engage for service under a term of contract; “We took an
apartment on a quiet street”
; “Let's rent a car”
we take a guide in Rome?”
32: receive or obtain by regular payment; “We take the Times
, subscribe to
33: buy, select; “I'll take a pound of that sausage”
34: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;
“take shelter from the storm”
35: have sex with; archaic use; “He had taken this woman when
she was most vulnerable”
36: lay claim to; as of an idea; “She took credit for the whole
] [ant: disclaim
37: be designed to hold or take; “This surface will not take the
38: be capable of holding or containing; “This box won't take
all the items”
; “The flask holds one gallon”
39: develop a habit; “He took to visiting bars”
40: proceed along in a vehicle; “We drive the turnpike to work”
41: obtain by winning; “Winner takes all”
; “He took first prize”
42: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; “He
; “She came down with pneumonia”
; “She took a
English → English
, v. t. [imp. Took
(t[oo^]k); p. p. Taken
(t[=a]k'n); p. pr. & vb. n. Taking
.] [Icel. taka; akin to
Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain
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:
(a) 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 an 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
This man was taken of the Jews. --Acts xxiii.
Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take;
Not that themselves are wise, but others weak.
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.
(b) 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.
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.
(c) 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.
The violence of storming is the course which God
is forced to take for the destroying . . . of
(d) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to
require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat; it
takes five hours to get to Boston from New York by
This man always takes time . . . before he
passes his judgments. --I. Watts.
(e) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to
picture; as, to take a picture of a person.
Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
(f) To draw; to deduce; to derive. [R.]
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.
(g) 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.
(h) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
(i) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand
over; as, he took the book to the bindery; he took a
dictionary with him.
He took me certain gold, I wot it well.
(k) 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:
(a) 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.
Let not a widow be taken into the number under
threescore. --1 Tim. v.
(b) To receive as something to be eaten or drunk; to
partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
(c) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to
clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
(d) 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.
(e) 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
[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.
(f) 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
I take thee at thy word. --Rowe.
Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . .
Not take the mold. --Dryden.
3. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to
take a group or a scene. [Colloq.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
4. To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he
took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head. [Obs.
exc. Slang or Dial.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
To be taken aback
, To take advantage of
, To take air
etc. See under Aback
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 labor, 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?”
--1 Cor. ix.
To take care of
, to have the charge or care of; to care
for; to superintend or oversee.
To take down
(a) 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.”
(b) To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
(c) To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a
house or a scaffold.
(d) 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 under Effect
To take ground to the right
or To take ground to the left
(Mil.), 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
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
To take hold of
, to seize; to fix on.
To take horse
, to mount and ride a horse.
To take in
(a) To inclose; to fence.
(b) To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend.
(c) To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail
or furl; as, to take in sail.
(d) To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
(e) To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in
(f) To win by conquest. [Obs.]
For now Troy's broad-wayed town
He shall take in. --Chapman.
(g) To receive into the mind or understanding. “Some
bright genius can take in a long train of
(h) To receive regularly, as a periodical work or
newspaper; to take. [Eng.]
To take in hand
. See under 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.”
--Ex. xx. 7.
To take issue
. See under Issue
To take leave
. See Leave
, n., 2.
To take a newspaper
, or the like, to receive it
regularly, as on paying the price of subscription.
To take notice
, to observe, or to observe with particular
To take notice of
. See under Notice
To take oath
, to swear with solemnity, or in a judicial
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 under Order
To take order with
, to check; to hinder; to repress. [Obs.]
To take orders
(a) To receive directions or commands.
(b) (Eccl.) To enter some grade of the ministry. See
, n., 10.
To take out
(a) To remove from within a place; to separate; to deduct.
(b) To draw out; to remove; to clear or cleanse from; as,
to take out a stain or spot from cloth.
(c) To produce for one's self; as, to take out a patent.
To take up
(a) To lift; to raise. --Hood.
(b) To buy or borrow; as, to take up goods to a large
amount; to take up money at the bank.
(c) To begin; as, to take up a lamentation. --Ezek. xix.
(d) To gather together; to bind up; to fasten or to
replace; as, to take up raveled stitches; specifically
(Surg.), to fasten with a ligature.
(e) To engross; to employ; to occupy or fill; as, to take
up the time; to take up a great deal of room.
(f) To take permanently. “Arnobius asserts that men of
the finest parts . . . took up their rest in the
(g) To seize; to catch; to arrest; as, to take up a thief;
to take up vagabonds.
(h) To admit; to believe; to receive. [Obs.]
The ancients took up experiments upon credit.
(i) To answer by reproof; to reprimand; to berate.
One of his relations took him up roundly.
(k) To begin where another left off; to keep up in
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale. --Addison.
(l) 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.”
(m) To comprise; to include. “The noble poem of Palemon
and Arcite . . . takes up seven years.”
(n) To receive, accept, or adopt for the purpose of
assisting; to espouse the cause of; to favor. --Ps.
(o) To collect; to exact, as a tax; to levy; as, to take
up a contribution. “Take up commodities upon our
(p) To pay and receive; as, to take up a note at the bank.
(q) (Mach.) To remove, as by an adjustment of parts; as,
to take up lost motion, as in a bearing; also, to make
tight, as by winding, or drawing; as, to take up slack
thread in sewing.
(r) To make up; to compose; to settle; as, to take up a
quarrel. [Obs.] --Shak.
To take up arms
. Same as To take arms
To take upon one's self
(a) To assume; to undertake; as, he takes upon himself to
assert that the fact is capable of proof.
(b) To appropriate to one's self; to allow to be imputed
to, or inflicted upon, one's self; as, to take upon
one's self a punishment.
To take up the gauntlet
. See under Gauntlet
imp. of Take