Definitions for takingˈteɪ kɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tak•ingˈteɪ kɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of a person or thing that takes.

  2. an action by the federal government, as a regulatory ruling, that imposes a restriction on the use of private property for which the owner must be compensated.

    Category: Government

  3. takings, money earned or gained.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (adj.)captivating; pleasing:

    taking ways.

Origin of taking:

1300–50

tak′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pickings, taking(adj)

    the act of someone who picks up or takes something

    "the pickings were easy"; "clothing could be had for the taking"

  2. fetching, taking, winning(adj)

    very attractive; capturing interest

    "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality"

Wiktionary

  1. taking(Noun)

    A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.

  2. taking(Noun)

    An apprehension.

  3. taking(Noun)

    That which has been gained.

    count the shop's takings

  4. taking(Adjective)

    alluring; attractive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taking

    of Take

  2. Taking(adj)

    apt to take; alluring; attracting

  3. Taking(adj)

    infectious; contageous

  4. Taking(noun)

    the act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension

  5. Taking(noun)

    agitation; excitement; distress of mind

  6. Taking(noun)

    malign influence; infection

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'taking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #437

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'taking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #419

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