What does intake mean?

Definitions for intakeˈɪnˌteɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake(noun)

    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

  2. intake, inlet(noun)

    an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container

  3. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing


  1. intake(Noun)

    The place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; opposed to outlet.

  2. intake(Noun)

    The beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.

  3. intake(Noun)

    The quantity taken in; as, the intake of air.

  4. intake(Noun)

    An act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen or food.

  5. intake(Verb)

    To take or draw in .

  6. Origin: From English dialectal (Northern England/Scotland), deverbal of take in, equivalent to . More at in-, take.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intake(noun)

    the place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; -- opposed to outlet

  2. Intake(noun)

    the beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder

  3. Intake(noun)

    the quantity taken in; as, the intake of air


  1. Intake

    An intake, or especially for aircraft inlet, is an air intake for an engine. Because the modern internal combustion engine is in essence a powerful air pump, like the exhaust system on an engine, the intake must be carefully engineered and tuned to provide the greatest efficiency and power. An ideal intake system should increase the velocity of the air until it travels into the combustion chamber, while minimizing turbulence and restriction of flow.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intake

    in′tāk, n. that which is taken in: a tract of land enclosed: the point at which contraction begins: (prov.) any kind of cheat or imposition.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intake' in Nouns Frequency: #2635

Anagrams for intake »

  1. Kantei

  2. take in


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intake in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nita Forouhi:

    As such, the current dietary guidelines on fat intake should not be influenced by this study.

  2. Francesco Branca:

    We have solid evidence that keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10 percent of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth decay.

  3. Ali Al-Za:

    Today we are receiving requests from NGOs for food. That is not a good sign. It means you have a sizeable portion of the community requiring food intake that is stable food intake.

  4. Le Cun:

    There is an eight-foot buoy floating at the point of the intake piping, which has been in place since the plant opened, and states that people should stay 100 feet away. There are three intake pipes, which extend for a quarter mile along the floor of the ocean, and the one that the diver swam into is 16 feet in diameter with a protective cap.

  5. Elena Tovar:

    The major hypothesis that can be taken away from this study is interesting but not so mind-blowing - eating more frequently throughout the day leads to a greater intake of healthier, lower calorically-dense foods, which in turn leads to a lower overall caloric intake and BMI, this just makes sense - eating more often staves off hunger so that we don’t end up eating whatever we can get our hands on later on, thereby making it more likely that the foods we eat are healthier.

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