What does catching mean?

Definitions for catching
ˈkætʃ ɪŋcatch·ing

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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

ChatGPT

  1. catching

    Catching is the act of receiving, gaining possession or intercepting something that has been thrown, propelled or dropped. It typically involves using one's hands, a piece of equipment or part of the body to successfully halt the movement of the object without dropping or losing control of it. This term is commonly used in various sports and games.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Catching

    of Catch

  2. Catchingadjective

    infectious; contagious

  3. Catchingadjective

    captivating; alluring

  4. Catchingnoun

    the act of seizing or taking hold of

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CATCHING

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Catching is ranked #50362 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Catching surname appeared 415 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Catching.

    49.4% or 205 total occurrences were Black.
    46.2% or 192 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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. Shakeel Nawaz:

    The mainland customers we get are very, very focused. They know exactly what they want in our stores. It hasn't gotten to the watershed moment when it becomes a mainstream thing, but they are catching up.

  2. Bloomberg Intelligence:

    Metals are set to be primary beneficiaries of the Federal Reserve simply catching up to futures markets priced for easing. Further hikes are unlikely.

  3. Val Curtis:

    We expected that disgust would mirror types of disease, but it seemed to rather reflect the types of things and people that should be avoided so as not to risk catching something infectious.

  4. Gurbir Grewal:

    This action involves breaches of trust by gatekeepers within the gatekeeper entrusted to audit many of our nation's public companies, it's simply outrageous that the very professionals responsible for catching cheating by clients cheated on ethics exams, of all things.

  5. Michael Lahyani:

    The other markets are growing much faster, they're catching up.

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