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"


  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.


  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


  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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  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. Scott Braeckel:

    It was an interesting curiosity but hasn't moved into daily use for me because frankly, I don't really shop at places it's taken, the places I mostly shop, which are my grocery store and pharmacy, don't accept it.

  2. Abdullah Alawi:

    This was followed by measures taken by such prominent countries as the United Arab Emirates, which said it would switch subsidised to market-based fuel prices, and Kuwait, which is reviewing its subsidies system, i think this increases the worries of Gulf Cooperation Council citizens, including Saudis, about the prospects for their economies and their welfare as well.

  3. Tony Hale in Veep '':

    My anxiety will take me to the' what if,' try to engage in the now, for me, it's easy to stay focused on what this has taken away... My therapist said when you find yourself what if' ing say,' not now.'.

  4. Yair Lapid:

    We’ve never been closer to falling apart. Our national security is at risk, our economy is crumbling, our foreign relations are at their lowest point ever, we don’t know what to say to our children about their future in this country. We have been taken hostage by a bunch of extremists with no brakes and no boundaries.

  5. Kellyanne Conway:

    No information was received that was meaningful or helpful and no action was taken.

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