What does taking mean?

Definitions for takingˈteɪ kɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word taking.

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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark MacGann:

    In the U.S., people taking Uber are mostly people not normally taking taxis.

  2. Tim McMahon:

    Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing taking.

  3. Unknown:

    Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.

  4. Al Gore - during 1992 Vice Presidential debate:

    George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise.

  5. John Wisniewski:

    This is taking place on Dec. 9. This is taking place several days before the governor makes his press statement on Dec. 13 that he didn't know anything about this issue.

Images & Illustrations of taking

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Translations for taking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • takavarikointi, hurmaava, viehättävä, pidätysFinnish

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