Definitions for taker

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

taketeɪk(v.; n.)took, tak•en, tak•ing

  1. (v.t.)to get into one's hands or possession by voluntary action:

    Take the book, please.

  2. to hold, grasp, or grip:

    to take a child by the hand.

  3. to get into one's possession or control by force or artifice:

    took the bone from the snarling dog.

  4. to seize or capture:

    to take a prisoner.

  5. to catch or get (fish, game, etc.), esp. by killing.

  6. to pick from a number; select.

  7. to receive and accept willingly (something given or offered):

    to take a bribe.

  8. to receive or be the recipient of:

    to take first prize.

  9. to accept and act upon or comply with:

    Take my advice.

  10. to receive or accept (a person) into some relation:

    to take someone in marriage.

  11. to receive or react to in a specified manner:

    She took his death hard.

  12. to receive as a payment or charge.

  13. to get or obtain from a source; derive:

    The book takes its title from Dante.

  14. to extract or quote.

  15. to obtain or exact as compensation for a wrong:

    to take revenge.

  16. to receive into the body, as by swallowing or inhaling:

    to take a pill; to take a deep breath.

  17. to have for one's benefit or use:

    to take a nap; to take a bath.

  18. to use as a flavoring agent:

    to take sugar in one's coffee.

  19. to be subjected to; undergo:

    to take a rest cure.

  20. to endure or submit to with equanimity or without weakening:

    unable to take punishment.

  21. to enter into the enjoyment of:

    Let's take a vacation.

  22. to carry off without permission; steal:

    to take someone's wallet.

  23. to remove:

    to take a coat from the closet.

  24. to remove by death:

    The flood took many victims.

  25. to subtract or deduct:

    to take 2 from 5.

  26. to carry with one:

    Are you taking an umbrella?

  27. to convey or transport:

    We took them for a drive.

  28. to serve as a means of conducting:

    These stairs take you to the attic.

  29. to bring about a change in the condition of:

    Her talent took her to the top.

  30. to escort or accompany.

  31. to attempt or succeed in getting over, through, or around; clear; negotiate:

    The horse took the fence easily.

  32. to come upon suddenly; catch:

    to take a thief by surprise.

  33. to attack or affect with or as if with a disease:

    taken with a fit of laughter.

  34. to be capable of attaining as a result of some action or treatment:

    This leather takes a high polish.

  35. to absorb or become impregnated with; be susceptible to:

    The cloth will not take a dye.

  36. to require:

    It takes courage to do that.

  37. to employ for some purpose:

    to take measures to curb drugs.

  38. to use as a means of transportation:

    to take the bus to work.

  39. to proceed to occupy:

    Take a seat.

  40. to fill (time, space, etc.); occupy:

    His hobby takes most of his spare time.

  41. to use up; consume:

    It took ten minutes to solve the problem.

  42. to avail oneself of:

    I took the opportunity to leave.

  43. to do, perform, execute, etc.:

    to take a walk.

  44. to go into or enter:

    Take the road to the left.

  45. to adopt and enter upon (a way, course, etc.):

    to take the path of least resistance.

  46. to act or perform:

    to take the part of the hero.

  47. to make (a reproduction, picture, or photograph):

    to take home movies.

    Category: Photography

  48. to make a picture, esp. a photograph, of:

    The photographer took us sitting down.

    Category: Photography

  49. to write down:

    to take notes.

  50. to apply oneself to; study:

    to take a history course.

  51. to deal with; treat:

    to take a matter under consideration.

  52. to assume or undertake (a function, duty, etc.):

    The mayor took office last month.

  53. to assume or adopt (a symbol, badge, etc.) as a token of office:

    to take the veil.

  54. to assume the obligation of; be bound by:

    to take an oath.

  55. to assume or adopt as one's own:

    to take someone's side in an argument.

  56. to accept the burden of:

    to take the blame.

  57. to determine by inquiry, examination, measurement, etc.:

    to take someone's pulse; to take a census.

  58. to have or experience (a feeling or state of mind):

    to take pride in one's appearance.

  59. to form and hold in the mind:

    to take a gloomy view.

  60. to grasp or apprehend mentally; understand:

    Do you take my meaning?

  61. to understand in a specified way:

    Don't take the remark as an insult.

  62. to accept the statements of:

    She took him at his word.

  63. to assume as a fact:

    I take it that you won't be there.

  64. to regard or consider:

    They were taken to be wealthy.

  65. to consider as an example:

    Take the French Revolution.

  66. to capture or win (a piece, trick, etc.) in a game.

    Category: Games

  67. Informal. to cheat, swindle, or victimize:

    The museum got taken on that painting.

    Category: Informal

  68. to win or obtain money from:

    He took me for $10 in the poker game.

  69. to have sexual intercourse with.

  70. to be used with (a certain grammatical form, accent, case, etc.):

    a verb that takes an object.

    Category: Grammar

  71. Law. to acquire (property), as on the happening of a particular event.

    Category: Law

  72. (of a baseball batter) to allow (a pitch) to go by without swinging at it.

    Category: Sport

  73. (v.i.)to catch or engage, as a mechanical device.

  74. to strike root or begin to grow, as a plant.

    Category: Botany

  75. to adhere, as ink, dye, or color.

  76. to win favor or acceptance.

  77. to have the intended result or effect:

    The vaccination took.

  78. to enter into possession, as of an estate.

    Category: Law

  79. to detract (usu. fol. by from).

  80. to make one's way; proceed; go:

    to take across the meadow.

  81. to fall or become:

    to take sick.

  82. to admit of being photographed in a particular manner.

  83. take after, to resemble (another person, as a parent). to follow or chase.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  84. take apart, to disassemble: to criticize severely; attack. to examine or analyze closely; dissect.

    to take a clock apart.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  85. take back, to regain possession of. to return, as for exchange. to allow to return; resume a relationship with. to cause to remember: to retract:

    It takes me back to the old days.

    to take back a statement.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  86. take down, to write down; record. to reduce the pride or arrogance of; humble:

    to take someone down a peg.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  87. take in, to alter (a garment) so as to make smaller or tighter. to provide lodging for. to include; encompass. to grasp the meaning of; comprehend. to deceive; trick; cheat. to observe; notice. to visit or attend: to furl (a sail). to receive as proceeds, as from business activity.

    to take in a show.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Navy

  88. take off, to remove: to lead away. to leave the ground, as an airplane. to depart; leave. to move onward or forward with a burst of speed. to withdraw or remove from: to subtract, as a discount; deduct: to imitate; mimic; burlesque. to achieve sudden, marked growth, success, etc.:

    Take off your coat.

    She was taken off the night shift.

    The store took off 20 percent.

    Sales took off just before Christmas.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  89. take on, to hire; employ. to undertake; assume. to acquire. to accept as a challenge or opponent. Informal. to show great emotion; become excited.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  90. take out, to withdraw; remove. to deduct. to procure by application: to carry out for use or consumption elsewhere. to escort, as on a date. to set out; start. Slang. to kill or destroy.

    to take out insurance.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  91. take over, to assume management or possession of or responsibility for.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  92. take up, to occupy oneself with the study or practice of. to lift or pick up. to fill, occupy, or consume (space, time, etc.). to begin to advocate or support; sponsor. to continue; resume. to raise for discussion or consideration. to undertake; assume. to absorb (a liquid). to make shorter, as by hemming. to make tighter, as by winding in. to deal with. to adopt seriously: to accept, as an offer or challenge.

    to take up an idea.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

  93. take up with, to become friendly with; keep company with.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

  94. (n.)the act of taking.

  95. something that is taken.

  96. the quantity of fish, game, etc., taken at one time.

  97. Informal. money taken in, esp. profits.

    Category: Informal

  98. a scene in a movie or television program photographed without interruption. an instance of such continuous operation of a film camera.

    Category: Showbiz

  99. Informal. a visual and mental response:

    She did a slow take.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  100. a recording of a musical performance.

  101. a successful inoculation.

    Category: Medicine

  102. an opinion or assessment: an approach; treatment:

    What's your take on the candidate?

    a new take on an old idea.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for take:

  1. on the take, Slang. accepting bribes. in search of personal profit at the expense of others.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  2. take five, ten,etc., Informal. to rest briefly, esp. for the approximate time specified.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  3. take for, to assume to be: to assume falsely to be; mistake for:

    I took it for a fact.

    to be taken for a foreigner.

    Category: Idiom

  4. take it, to believe, assume, or accept something: to be able to resist or endure hardship, abuse, etc.

    Take it from me.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  5. take it out on,to cause (another) to suffer for one's own misfortune, frustration, anger, etc.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  6. take place,to happen; occur.

    Category: Idiom

  7. take to, to devote or apply oneself to: to respond favorably to: to go to: to have recourse to; resort to.

    to take to drink.

    They took to each other at once.

    to take to one's bed.

    Category: Idiom

  8. take upon oneself,to assume as a responsibility or obligation.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of take:

bef. 1100; ME; late OE tacan to grasp, touch < ON taka, c. MD taken to grasp


Princeton's WordNet

  1. taker(noun)

    one who accepts an offer

  2. taker(noun)

    one who takes a bet or wager


  1. taker(Noun)

    One who takes something.

  2. taker(Noun)

    A person or thing that takes or receives, often more than he or she gives.

    I don't want to be a relationship with you anymore - you are too much of a taker.

  3. taker(Noun)

    One who is willing to participate in, or buy, something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taker(noun)

    one who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends

Anagrams of taker

  1. trake

Translations for taker

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who takes (something) especially one who accepts an offer or takes a bet

I offered my friends my car, but there were no takers.

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