What does TAKEN mean?

Definitions for TAKEN
ˈteɪ kəntak·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interpreted, takenadjective

    understood in a certain way; made sense of

    "a word taken literally"; "a smile taken as consent"; "an open door interpreted as an invitation"

  2. takenadjective

    be affected with an indisposition

    "the child was taken ill"; "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"

Wiktionary

  1. takenadjective

    Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.

    He was very taken with the girl, I hear.

  2. takenadjective

    In a monoamorous relationship

    I can't ask her out, she's taken.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tane

    Two trophees tane from th’ East and Western shore,
    And both those nations twice triumphed o’er. Thomas May, Virg.

  2. Takenthe participle pass. of take.

    Thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art bloody. 2 Sam. xvi. 8.

    He who letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 2 Thess. ii. 7.

    It concerns all who think it worth while to be in earnest with their immortal souls, not to abuse themselves with a false confidence: a thing so easily taken up, and so hardly laid down. Robert South, Sermons.

    Joseph Justus Scaliger, comparing the two great orators, says, that nothing can be taken from Demosthenes, nor added to Marcus Tullius Cicero. John Denham.

    Though he that is full of them thinks it rather an ease than oppression to speak them out, yet his auditors are perhaps as much taken up with themselves. Gov. of the Tongue.

    The object of desire once ta’en away,
    ’Tis then not love, but pity which we pay. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. taken

    Taken generally refers to the state of something or someone being already claimed, possessed, or occupied. This term usually implies that the person or thing is not available or free for others to claim. It can be used in various contexts like relationships, where a person is committed to someone else, or in case of objects or positions that are already occupied or utilized.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taken

    p. p. of Take

Wikidata

  1. Taken

    Taken, also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, is a science fiction miniseries which first aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2002 and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, it was written by Leslie Bohem, and directed by Breck Eisner, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, John Fawcett, Tobe Hooper, Jeremy Paul Kagan, Michael Katleman, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Bryan Spicer, Jeff Woolnough and Thomas J. Wright. The executive producers were Leslie Bohem and Steven Spielberg. The show takes place from 1944 to 2002 and follows the lives of three families: the Crawfords, who seek to cover up the Roswell crash and the existence of aliens; the Keys, who are subject to frequent experimentation by the aliens; and the Clarkes, who sheltered one of the surviving aliens from the crash. As a result of the decades-long storyline, not a single actor or character appears in every episode of the series. Reception was positive, and the series won an Emmy Award. When the show was launched, the Sci-Fi Channel used the simultaneous establishment of the organization Coalition for Freedom of Information in its promotion campaign. Both the Sci-Fi Channel and the Coalition for Freedom of Information are clients of Washington, D.C. public relations firm PodestaMattoon, and this apparent co-mingling of clients was criticized. The Coalition for Freedom of Information is a group which seeks the release of classified governmental UFO files as well as scientific, congressional, and media credibility for the study of this subject.

Editors Contribution

  1. taken

    A form of the word take.

    The seat on the bus is taken each morning by a person who travels to a specific location.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2021  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TAKEN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #231

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TAKEN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #399

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAKEN in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAKEN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of TAKEN in a Sentence

  1. Claude T Bissell:

    The Social Sciences are good at accounting for disasters once they have taken place.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    After sitting through my lecture on white supremacy—its origins, reach, and consequences—one of my students said to me, “I couldn’t have taken another minute of that.” I said, “Good, then it was the right amount.”

  3. Mark Caine:

    The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then on the things we have taken for granted.

  5. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    What we have received from Russia this morning is that this was a mistake and that they respect Turkey's borders and this will not happen again, turkey's rules of engagement apply to all planes, be they Syrian, Russian or from elsewhere. Turkey's armed forces are very clearly instructed. Necessary steps would be taken against whoever violates Turkey's borders, even if it's a bird.

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