[teɪk] or [tek]


(noun.) the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) be seized or affected in a specified way; 'take sick'; 'be taken drunk'.

(verb.) 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!'.

(verb.) accept or undergo, often unwillingly; 'We took a pay cut'.

(verb.) obtain by winning; 'Winner takes all'; 'He took first prize'.

(verb.) get into one's hands, take physically; 'Take a cookie!'; 'Can you take this bag, please'.

(verb.) 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'.

(verb.) head into a specified direction; 'The escaped convict took to the hills'; 'We made for the mountains'.

(verb.) experience or feel or submit to; 'Take a test'; 'Take the plunge'.

(verb.) to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; 'take shelter from the storm'.

(verb.) take into one's possession; 'We are taking an orphan from Romania'; 'I'll take three salmon steaks'.

(verb.) take by force; 'Hitler took the Baltic Republics'; 'The army took the fort on the hill'.

(verb.) buy, select; 'I'll take a pound of that sausage'.

(verb.) require (time or space); 'It took three hours to get to work this morning'; 'This event occupied a very short time'.

(verb.) carry out; 'take action'; 'take steps'; 'take vengeance'.

(verb.) develop a habit; 'He took to visiting bars'.

(verb.) have sex with; archaic use; 'He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable'.

(verb.) make use of or accept for some purpose; 'take a risk'; 'take an opportunity'.

Inputed by Angie--From WordNet


(p. p.) Taken.

(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.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.

(v. t.) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.

(v. t.) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.

(v. t.) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.

(v. t.) To draw; to deduce; to derive.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.

(v. t.) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.

(v. t.) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.

(v. t.) In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.

(v. t.) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.

(v. t.) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.

(v. t.) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) 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.

(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.

(v. i.) To please; to gain reception; to succeed.

(v. i.) To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.

(v. i.) To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.

(n.) That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.

(n.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Receive, accept.[2]. Seize, grasp, gripe, clasp, lay hold of, get hold of.[3]. Entrap, insnare, circumvent.[4]. Capture, catch, make prisoner of.[5]. Captivate, delight, please, interest, attract, allure, engage, fascinate, bewitch, enchant, charm.[6]. Understand, interpret, suppose, regard, consider, think, hold, believe.[7]. Choose, select, elect, espouse, be in favor of.[8]. Assume, admit, adopt, put on.[9]. Delineate, portray, figure, draw, paint, sketch, copy.[10]. Get, procure, gain, obtain.[11]. Use, employ, occupy, make use of, avail one's self of.[12]. Swallow, take down.[13]. Experience, feel, perceive, be sensible of, be conscious of.[14]. Bear, endure, tolerate.[15]. Require, need, be necessary.

v. n. [1]. Catch, be fixed.[2]. Please, be well received, be welcomed.[3]. Go, proceed, resort, direct one's course.

Checker: Virgil

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Seize, grasp, catch, capture, siege, use, obtain,[See SILENCE], {[uploy]?},follow, assume, procure, captivate, engage, interest, charm, choose, select,admit, accept, receive, conduct, transfer

ANT:Drop, reject, abandon, surrender, lose, miss, repel

Typist: Xavier


v.t. to lay hold of: to get into one's possession: to catch: to capture: to captivate: to receive: to choose: to use: to allow: to understand: to agree to: to become affected with.—v.i. to catch: to have the intended effect: to gain reception to please: to move or direct the course of: to have recourse to:—pa.t. took; pa.p. tā′ken.—n. quantity of fish taken or captured at one time.—ns. Take′-in an imposition fraud: that by which one is deceived; Take′-off a burlesque representation of any one; Tā′ker; Tā′king act of taking or gaining possession: a seizing: agitation excitement: (Spens. sickness: (Shak.) witchery: malignant influence.—adj. captivating: alluring.—adv. Tā′kingly.—n. Tā′kingness quality of being taking or attractive.—adj. Tā′ky attractive.—Take advantage of to employ to advantage: to make use of circumstances to the prejudice of; Take after to follow in resemblance; Take air to be disclosed or made public; Take breath to stop in order to breathe to be refreshed; Take care care of (see Care); Take down to reduce: to bring down from a higher place to lower: to swallow: to pull down: to write down; Take for to mistake; Take French leave (see French); Take from to derogate or detract from; Take heed to be careful; Take heed to to attend to with care; Take in to enclose to embrace: to receive: to contract to furl as a sail: to comprehend: to accept as true: to cheat: (Shak.) to conquer; Take in hand to undertake; Take into one's head to be seized with a sudden notion; Take in vain to use with unbecoming levity or profaneness; Take in with to deceive by means of; Take it out of to extort reparation from: to exhaust the strength or energy of; Take leave (see Leave); Taken in deceived cheated; Take notice to observe: to show that observation is made: (with of) to remark upon; Take off to remove: to swallow: to mimic or imitate; Take on to take upon: to claim a character: (coll.) to grieve; Take orders to receive ordination; Take order with (Bacon) to check; Take out to remove from within: to deduct: (Shak.) to copy; Take part to share; Take place to happen: to prevail; Take root to strike out roots to live and grow as a plant: to be established; Take the field to begin military operations; Take the wall of to pass on the side nearest the wall: to get the advantage of; Take to to apply to: to resort to: to be fond of; Take to heart to feel sensibly; Take up to lift to raise: (Shak.) to borrow money to buy on credit to make up a quarrel: to employ occupy or fill: to arrest: to comprise; Take up arms to commence to fight; Take upon to assume; Take up with to be pleased or contented with to form a connection with to fall in love with: to lodge; Take with to be pleased with.

Edited by Abraham

Unserious Contents or Definition

v.t. To acquire frequently by force but preferably by stealth.

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