Definitions for intakeˈɪnˌteɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the place or opening at which a fluid is taken into a channel, pipe, etc.

  2. an act or instance of taking in.

  3. a thing or a quantity taken in.

  4. a narrowing; contraction.

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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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams of intake

  1. Kantei

  2. take in

Translations for intake

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the thing or quantity taken in

This year's intake of students is smaller than last year's.

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