What does intake mean?

Definitions for intakeˈɪnˌteɪk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake(noun)

    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

  2. intake, inlet(noun)

    an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container

  3. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in(noun)

    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing


  1. intake(Noun)

    The place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; opposed to outlet.

  2. intake(Noun)

    The beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder.

  3. intake(Noun)

    The quantity taken in; as, the intake of air.

  4. intake(Noun)

    An act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen or food.

  5. intake(Verb)

    To take or draw in .

  6. Origin: From English dialectal (Northern England/Scotland), deverbal of take in, equivalent to . More at in-, take.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intake(noun)

    the place where water or air is taken into a pipe or conduit; -- opposed to outlet

  2. Intake(noun)

    the beginning of a contraction or narrowing in a tube or cylinder

  3. Intake(noun)

    the quantity taken in; as, the intake of air


  1. Intake

    An intake, or especially for aircraft inlet, is an air intake for an engine. Because the modern internal combustion engine is in essence a powerful air pump, like the exhaust system on an engine, the intake must be carefully engineered and tuned to provide the greatest efficiency and power. An ideal intake system should increase the velocity of the air until it travels into the combustion chamber, while minimizing turbulence and restriction of flow.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intake

    in′tāk, n. that which is taken in: a tract of land enclosed: the point at which contraction begins: (prov.) any kind of cheat or imposition.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'intake' in Nouns Frequency: #2635

Anagrams for intake »

  1. Kantei

  2. take in


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intake in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeffrey Goldberg:

    We would now have to recommend that the male partners also reduce their caffeine intake.

  2. Amy George:

    If you’re sweating a lot, your [urinary] output may not necessarily equal your intake.

  3. Nita Forouhi:

    As such, the current dietary guidelines on fat intake should not be influenced by this study.

  4. Elizabeth Blaney:

    Increase your intake of fiber-rich foods gradually. You may feel worse before you get better.

  5. Heather Mangieri:

    Adequate protein intake not only helps to promote good health but it also promotes good looks.

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