Definitions for uptakeˈʌpˌteɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. mental grasp:

    quick on the uptake.

  2. an act or instance of taking up.

  3. a pipe or passage leading upward from below, as for conducting smoke or a current of air.

    Category: Machinery

  4. the absorption of substances, as nutrients, by the tissues.

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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. uptake(noun)

    a process of taking up or using up or consuming

    "they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids"


  1. uptake(Noun)

    understanding, comprehension

  2. uptake(Noun)

    absorption, especially of food or nutrient by an organism

  3. uptake(Noun)

    a chimney

  4. uptake(Verb)

    To take up, to lift.

  5. Origin: From uptaken, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uptake(verb)

    to take into the hand; to take up; to help

  2. Uptake(noun)

    the pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading upward

  3. Uptake(noun)

    understanding; apprehension


  1. Uptake

    Uptake is a social travel site helps you decide what to do on your ideal vacation by giving you advice and recommendations from the largest online travel library and the people you trust most. Uptake enables consumers to tap into their preferred source of expertise and recommendations " friends and trusted experts who have been there "to create the perfect trip. Uptake has also built a foundation of the largest structured travel library in the U.S., which offers a wealth of relevant consumer reviews, editorial articles and photos from more than 30,000 sites to help consumers make the best travel decisions. Launched in 2008, Uptake has built the third largest travel research audience in the U.S., behind TripAdvisor and Yahoo!.

Anagrams of uptake

  1. take up, take-up, takeup

  2. Take up

  3. Take-up

  4. Takeup

Translations for uptake

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


quick or slow to understand

She's inexperienced, but very quick on the uptake.

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