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Take Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
  • the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
  • be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
  • remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract; "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 envir
  • 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"
  • take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "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"
  • be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
  • be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
  • 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 for this!"
  • accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
  • pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "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"
  • take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
  • 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"
  • lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
  • make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
  • obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
  • aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"
  • serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"
  • get into one''s hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
  • have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
  • travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
  • proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
  • occupy or take on; "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"
  • take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
  • head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
  • take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
  • experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
  • to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
  • take into one''s possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I''ll take three salmon steaks"
  • take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
  • buy, select; "I''ll take a pound of that sausage"
  • engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let''s rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
  • receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day"
  • make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
  • 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"
  • admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We''ll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
  • as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
  • assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"
  • develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
  • carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
  • require as useful, just, or proper; "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";
  • be capable of holding or containing; "This box won''t take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
  • have with oneself; have on one''s person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
  • be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%" ,
  • the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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Take Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A take is a performance which is continuously recorded. The word is used in movies and music to track the stages of production.

In movie-making, a take means each filmed "version" of a shot. Takes of each shot are generally numbered starting with "take one" and the number of each take after that is increased (with the director calling for "take two", "take three", "take four", etc.) until the filming of the shot is finished.



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'Take' example sentence in quotations


* A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. - Lee Iacocca

* It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey

* The hardest job for a politician today is to have the courage to be a moderate. It's easy to take an extreme position. - Hubert Humphrey


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Take Sample Sentences in News


  • Pentagon: why training Iraqis to take on Islamic State will take '3 years, minimum'
    The US training of Iraqi security forces is proving to be a complicated job that is going to take “three years, minimum” to bear results, a top US general stressed this week.  Read more on this news related to 'Take'
  • Report: Jim Harbaugh being encouraged to take Michigan job
    © Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Jim Harbaugh is being encouraged to take the Michigan job. Jim Harbaugh is torn over his coaching future and undecided whether to take the Michigan job or remain in the NFL. Read more on this news related to 'Take'
  • Steven Gerrard: Liverpool must take growing criticism on the chin
    Steven Gerrard says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has to take criticism on the chin when "people are trying to kill you." Read more on this news related to 'Take'

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