What does catching mean?

Definitions for catching
ˈkætʃ ɪŋcatch·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catchingnoun

    (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

  2. detection, catching, espial, spying, spottingnoun

    the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

  3. catching, contractingadjective

    becoming infected

    "catching cold is sometimes unavoidable"; "the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic"

  4. catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittableadjective

    (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

Wiktionary

  1. catchingnoun

    The action of the verb catch.

  2. catchingadjective

    contagious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catching

    of Catch

  2. Catchingadjective

    infectious; contagious

  3. Catchingadjective

    captivating; alluring

  4. Catchingnoun

    the act of seizing or taking hold of

Matched Categories

How to pronounce catching?

How to say catching in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of catching in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of catching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of catching in a Sentence

  1. Rachel Lindsay:

    He wasn’t defending Rachael, he repeated over and over during the 15-minute segment in which he essentially did just that. If I had gone to that party, I asked him, what wouldIrepresent? He told me that 50 million people had attended a party like this, i maintained that attending such a party was not a good look, to which he responded, ‘Is it not a good look in 2018, or is it not a good look in 2021?’ As if things couldn’t have been considered racist in 2018. He called for sympathy for ‘this poor girl, Rachael.’ He said all this with a passion I had never seen him assert. And neither, I think, had America. We had only seen Chris Harrison perform as a host; this was like catching him with a hot mic.

  2. Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson:

    The emissions requirements are getting tougher everywhere. China is catching up very rapidly. The days when China had outdated technology are gone.

  3. Tanya Altmann:

    Any time you go outside and get near anybody else, it does increase your risk of catching or transmitting.

  4. Lewis Hamilton:

    I don't think Formula One moves me up a gear, I'm already in a pretty good gear, last year obviously I was catching up( after the blank in Australia) and then here I didn't qualify on pole but did get the win.

  5. Mr Garbutt:

    It took about an hour for the snake catcher to coax it out. The snake was trying to bite the snake hook. The guy ended up catching it with his hand and just chucked it in a bag.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

catching#10000#11121#100000

Translations for catching

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for catching »

Translation

Find a translation for the catching definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"catching." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 8 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/catching>.

Discuss these catching definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for catching? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
    • A. swathing
    • B. brashness
    • C. preponderance
    • D. flapper

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for catching: