What does take mean?

Definitions for take
teɪktake

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoffnoun

    the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

    "the average return was about 5%"

  2. takeverb

    the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

  3. takeverb

    carry out

    "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"

  4. take, occupy, use upverb

    require (time or space)

    "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"

  5. lead, take, direct, conduct, guideverb

    take somebody somewhere

    "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

  6. take, get hold ofverb

    get into one's hands, take physically

    "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"

  7. assume, acquire, adopt, take on, takeverb

    take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

    "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"

  8. take, readverb

    interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression

    "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"

  9. bring, convey, takeverb

    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

    "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"

  10. takeverb

    take into one's possession

    "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"

  11. takeverb

    travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route

    "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"

  12. choose, take, select, pick outverb

    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

    "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

  13. accept, take, haveverb

    receive willingly something given or offered

    "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"

  14. fill, take, occupyverb

    assume, as of positions or roles

    "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"

  15. consider, take, deal, look atverb

    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

    "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"

  16. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demandverb

    require as useful, just, or proper

    "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

  17. takeverb

    experience or feel or submit to

    "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"

  18. film, shoot, takeverb

    make a film or photograph of something

    "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"

  19. remove, take, take away, withdrawverb

    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

    "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

  20. consume, ingest, take in, take, haveverb

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

  21. take, submitverb

    accept or undergo, often unwillingly

    "We took a pay cut"

  22. take, acceptverb

    make use of or accept for some purpose

    "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"

  23. takeverb

    take by force

    "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"

  24. assume, take, strike, take upverb

    occupy or take on

    "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"

  25. accept, admit, take, take onverb

    admit into a group or community

    "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"

  26. takeverb

    ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial

    "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

  27. learn, study, read, takeverb

    be a student of a certain subject

    "She is reading for the bar exam"

  28. claim, take, exactverb

    take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

    "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"

  29. take, makeverb

    head into a specified direction

    "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"

  30. aim, take, train, take aim, directverb

    point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

    "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

  31. takeverb

    be seized or affected in a specified way

    "take sick"; "be taken drunk"

  32. carry, pack, takeverb

    have with oneself; have on one's person

    "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

  33. lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, takeverb

    engage for service under a term of contract

    "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

  34. subscribe, subscribe to, takeverb

    receive or obtain regularly

    "We take the Times every day"

  35. takeverb

    buy, select

    "I'll take a pound of that sausage"

  36. takeverb

    to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort

    "take shelter from the storm"

  37. take, haveverb

    have sex with; archaic use

    "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

  38. claim, takeverb

    lay claim to; as of an idea

    "She took credit for the whole idea"

  39. accept, takeverb

    be designed to hold or take

    "This surface will not take the dye"

  40. contain, take, holdverb

    be capable of holding or containing

    "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"

  41. takeverb

    develop a habit

    "He took to visiting bars"

  42. drive, takeverb

    proceed along in a vehicle

    "We drive the turnpike to work"

  43. takeverb

    obtain by winning

    "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"

  44. contract, take, getverb

    be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

    "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"

Wiktionary

  1. takenoun

    An act of taking.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  2. takenoun

    Something that is taken.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  3. takenoun

    A (1) profit, (2) reward, (3) bribe, illegal payoff or unethical kickback.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  4. takenoun

    An interpretation or view; perspective.

    What's your take on this issue, Fred?

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  5. takenoun

    An attempt to record a scene.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  6. takenoun

    A catch.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  7. takenoun

    A facial gesture in response to an event.

    I did a take when I saw the new car in the driveway.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  8. takenoun

    A catch of the ball, especially by the wicket-keeper.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  9. takeverb

    To grasp with the hands.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  10. takeverb

    To grab and move to oneself.

    I'll take that plate off the table.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  11. takeverb

    To get into one's possession.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  12. takeverb

    To accept.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  13. takeverb

    To gain a position by force.

    After a bloody battle, they were able to take the city.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  14. takeverb

    To have sex forcefully with, possibly without consent.

    The rapist took his victims in dark alleys.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  15. takeverb

    To carry, particularly to a particular destination.

    I'll take the plate with me.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  16. takeverb

    To choose.

    I'll take the blue plates.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  17. takeverb

    To support or carry without failing or breaking.

    That truck bed will only take two tons.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  18. takeverb

    To endure or cope with.

    I can take the noise, but I can't take the smell.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  19. takeverb

    To not swing at a pitch

    He'll probably take this one.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  20. takeverb

    To ingest medicine, drugs, etc.

    I take aspirin every day to thin my blood.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  21. takeverb

    To assume or interpret to be.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  22. takeverb

    To enroll (in a class, or a course of study).

    I plan to take math, physics, literature and flower arrangement this semester.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  23. takeverb

    To participate in, undergo, or experience.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  24. takeverb

    To tighten (take up) a belaying rope. Often used imperatively.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  25. takeverb

    To fight or attempt to fight somebody. (See also take on.)

    Don't try to take that guy. He's bigger than you.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  26. takeverb

    To stick, persist, thrive or remain.

    I started some tomato seeds last spring, but they didn't take.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  27. takeverb

    To become.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  28. takeverb

    To catch the ball; especially for the wicket-keeper to catch the ball after the batsman has missed or edged it.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  29. takeverb

    To require.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  30. takeverb

    To capture using a photographic camera.

    The photographer took a picture of our family.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  31. takeverb

    To last or expend [an amount of time].

    I estimate the trip will take about ten minutes.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  32. takeverb

    To use

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  33. takeverb

    To consider as an instance or example.

    I've had a lot of problems recently. Take last Monday. The car broke down on the way to work. Then ...etc.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  34. takeverb

    To deliver, give (something); to entrust.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  35. takeverb

    To go.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

  36. takeverb

    To habituate to or gain competency at a task

    I take to swimming like a fish.

    Etymology: From taken, from tacan, probably of origin, from taka, from tēkanan, from deh₁g-. Gradually displaced Middle English nimen, from Old English niman. Cognate with Icelandic taka, Danish tage, Middle Dutch taken, Middle Low German tacken. See tackle.

Wikipedia

  1. Take

    A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Take

    taken

  2. Takeverb

    in an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to convey

  3. Takeverb

    to obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship; also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack; to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the like

  4. Takeverb

    to gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm

  5. Takeverb

    to make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right

  6. Takeverb

    to employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat

  7. Takeverb

    to form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person

  8. Takeverb

    to draw; to deduce; to derive

  9. Takeverb

    to assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to; to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest, revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as, to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say

  10. Takeverb

    to lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church

  11. Takeverb

    to carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery

  12. Takeverb

    to remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four

  13. Takeverb

    in a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept

  14. Takeverb

    to accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit

  15. Takeverb

    to receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine

  16. Takeverb

    not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence

  17. Takeverb

    to bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to; to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will take an affront from no man

  18. Takeverb

    to admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought; to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret; to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as, to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's motive; to take men for spies

  19. Takeverb

    to accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept; to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with; -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or shape

  20. Takeverb

    to take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take

  21. Takeverb

    to please; to gain reception; to succeed

  22. Takeverb

    to move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge

  23. Takeverb

    to admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well

  24. Takenoun

    that which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch

  25. Takenoun

    the quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time

Freebase

  1. Take

    A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Take

    tāk, v.t. to lay hold of: to get into one's possession: to catch: to capture: to captivate: to receive: to choose: to use: to allow: to understand: to agree to: to become affected with.—v.i. to catch: to have the intended effect: to gain reception, to please: to move or direct the course of: to have recourse to:—pa.t. took; pa.p. tā′ken.n. quantity of fish taken or captured at one time.—ns. Take′-in, an imposition, fraud: that by which one is deceived; Take′-off, a burlesque representation of any one; Tā′ker; Tā′king, act of taking or gaining possession: a seizing: agitation, excitement: (Spens. sickness: (Shak.) witchery: malignant influence.—adj. captivating: alluring.—adv. Tā′kingly.—n. Tā′kingness, quality of being taking or attractive.—adj. Tā′ky, attractive.—Take advantage of, to employ to advantage: to make use of circumstances to the prejudice of; Take after, to follow in resemblance; Take air, to be disclosed or made public; Take breath, to stop in order to breathe, to be refreshed; Take care, care of (see Care); Take down, to reduce: to bring down from a higher place, to lower: to swallow: to pull down: to write down; Take for, to mistake; Take French leave (see French); Take from, to derogate or detract from; Take heed, to be careful; Take heed to, to attend to with care; Take in, to enclose, to embrace: to receive: to contract, to furl, as a sail: to comprehend: to accept as true: to cheat: (Shak.) to conquer; Take in hand, to undertake; Take into one's head, to be seized with a sudden notion; Take in vain, to use with unbecoming levity or profaneness; Take in with, to deceive by means of; Take it out of, to extort reparation from: to exhaust the strength or energy of; Take leave (see Leave); Taken in, deceived, cheated; Take notice, to observe: to show that observation is made: (with of) to remark upon; Take off, to remove: to swallow: to mimic or imitate; Take on, to take upon: to claim a character: (coll.) to grieve; Take orders, to receive ordination; Take order with (Bacon), to check; Take out, to remove from within: to deduct: (Shak.) to copy; Take part, to share; Take place, to happen: to prevail; Take root, to strike out roots, to live and grow, as a plant: to be established; Take the field, to begin military operations; Take the wall of, to pass on the side nearest the wall: to get the advantage of; Take to, to apply to: to resort to: to be fond of; Take to heart, to feel sensibly; Take up, to lift, to raise: (Shak.) to borrow money, to buy on credit, to make up a quarrel: to employ, occupy or fill: to arrest: to comprise; Take up arms, to commence to fight; Take upon, to assume; Take up with, to be pleased or contented with, to form a connection with, to fall in love with: to lodge; Take with, to be pleased with. [M. E. taken—Scand.; Ice. taka pa.t. tók, pa.p. tekinn); conn. with L. tangĕre, tetig-i, to touch, and with Eng. tack.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. take

    The draught of fishes in a single drag of the net. Also, to take, in a military sense, to take or adopt any particular formation, as to take open order, or to take ground to the right or the left.--To take an astronomical observation, so to ascertain the position of a celestial body as to learn from it the place of the ship.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. take

    To lay hold of; to seize. To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to capture; to make prisoner. To attack; to seize; as, to take an army, a city, or a ship. To take aim, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim. To take arms, to commence war or hostilities. To take advantage of, to avail one’s self of any peculiar event or opening, whereby an army may be overcome. To take ground to the right or left, is to extend a line, or to move troops in either of those directions. To take down, is to commit to paper that which is spoken by another. To take on, an expression in familiar use among soldiers that have enlisted for a limited period, to signify an extension of service by re-enlisting. To take the field, is to encamp, to commence the operations of a campaign. To take up, to seize; to catch; to arrest; as, to take up a deserter. To take up quarters, to occupy locally; to go into cantonments, barracks, etc.; to become stationary for more or less time. To take up the gauntlet, is to accept a challenge.

Editors Contribution

  1. take

    To choose a form of transport.

    She did take the car over to the supermarket as she was buying a large amount of food.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  
  2. take

    To choose from a number of items.

    He did take the bun with the cream as that was his favourite, they were all happy.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  
  3. take

    To receive.

    They did take the money from our bank account as we did complete a direct debit authorization form.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 22, 2020  
  4. take

    To travel in a specific direction.

    We take the easy route to our sisters.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  
  5. take

    To use an amount of.

    They took the products out of the shop to ensure the market stall had enough products.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'take' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #124

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'take' in Written Corpus Frequency: #130

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'take' in Verbs Frequency: #13

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of take in a Sentence

  1. Steven Mnuchin:

    I think what Anthony Fauci said is that if people don't take these things seriously, that the numbers could continue to spike.

  2. Melanie Katzman:

    Blaming an imaginary co-worker or house staff like :' I can't believe XXX didn't take the dishes out of the dishwasher !' or' XX is a such a loud worker !' breaks the tension, it breaks the tension, it's OK to laugh. We can't be in constant overdrive.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

  4. South Florida resident Robert Baumann:

    I don't see her playing with toys in any picture. I see ammunition, i spoke to Megan about it, and it was, 'Oh well,' you know, 'Take me to court'.

  5. Astronaut Scott Kelly:

    I ’m hopeful and I think we will learn a lot about longer duration space flight and how that will take us to Mars someday. So, I would like to think this is another of many stepping stones to us landing on Mars some time in our future.

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Translations for take

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  • агараAbkhaz
  • neemAfrikaans
  • اخذ, يأخذ, اِسْتَغْرَقَ, مَسَكَArabic
  • almaqAzerbaijani
  • браць, ўзяць, узя́цьBelarusian
  • взе́ма, взе́мам, взи́мамBulgarian
  • নেওয়া, গ্রহণ করাBengali
  • prendre, portar, violar, agafar, forçar, escollir, presaCatalan, Valencian
  • dobýt, zisk, vzít, vydržet, brát, vzaný, unést, vzetí, názor, vystátCzech
  • mynd â, dwynWelsh
  • tageDanish
  • aushalten, nehmen, einnehmen, tragen, dauern, annehmen, greifenGerman
  • διαλέγω, παίρνωGreek
  • preniEsperanto
  • llevar, tomar, punto de vista, soportar, aguantar, toma, recompensa, violarSpanish
  • võtmaEstonian
  • بردن, برداشتن, گرفتنPersian
  • ottaa, hyväksyä, sietää, otto, viedä, valita, voitto, kestää, mielipide, väkisin, tuottoFinnish
  • prendre, forcer, violerFrench
  • tógIrish
  • gabhScottish Gaelic
  • לקח, בחר, תפס, שלל, נמשך, נשא, רווח, קיבל, לקיחה, לָקַחHebrew
  • लेनाHindi
  • pranHaitian Creole
  • veszHungarian
  • վերցնել, առնել, ընդունելArmenian
  • prenderInterlingua
  • mengambilIndonesian
  • taka, nemaIcelandic
  • prendereItalian
  • 選ぶ, 襲う, 掛かる, つかむ, 飲む, 受け付ける, 運ぶ, 壊さずに運ぶ, 見解, 獲得, 取る, テイク, 利益, 取得, 占拠, 摂取する, 我慢Japanese
  • აღებაGeorgian
  • алуKazakh
  • យកKhmer
  • 걸리다, 잡다Korean
  • алууKyrgyz
  • sumo, capio, prehendo, feroLatin
  • huelenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ເອົາLao
  • imtiLithuanian
  • ņemtLatvian
  • поглед, земање, зема, зазема, прифаќа, добивка, присвојува, грабнуваMacedonian
  • авахMongolian
  • ħaMaltese
  • ယူBurmese
  • nemen, pakkenDutch
  • gevinst, ta, fangst, voldta, mottak, gripe, opptak, tåle, bringeNorwegian
  • исынOssetian, Ossetic
  • branie, brać, zażywać, wziąć, zawładnąć, wybrać, wzięcie, przyjmowaćPolish
  • tomar, pegar, levar, tomada, rendimento, violentar, aguentar, ponto de vista, ter, violar, aceitar, escolher, durar, carregar, agarrar, levaPortuguese
  • piglier, prenderRomansh
  • luaRomanian
  • вы́нести, хвата́ть, брать, принима́ть, забра́ть, заня́ть, вы́держать, занима́ть, взять, приня́ть, захва́тывать, выбира́ть, выде́рживать, дубль, захвати́ть, вы́брать, схвати́ть, выноси́ть, нести́, забира́тьRussian
  • levare, leare, lebare, leaiSardinian
  • prisvojiti, proživjeti, prigrliti, izdržati, ščepati, uzeti, odabrati, zgrabiti, nagrada, osvojiti, konzumirati, uzimanje, шчепати, узети, pogled, zadobiti, trajati, dobīt, prihvatiti, зграбити, uzdržati, ponijetiSerbo-Croatian
  • අරගන්නවාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • brať, vziaťSlovak
  • vzeti, zavzeti, bratiSlovene
  • merrAlbanian
  • erövra, byte, tag, välja, gripa, ta, tagning, till, tåla, föra, hålla, intäkter, sig, synpunkt, fångst, på, tagande, få, fram, fattaSwedish
  • எடுTamil
  • తీసుకొనుTelugu
  • гирифтанTajik
  • หยิบ, เอาThai
  • almak, tutmakTurkmen
  • taşımak, seçmek, sürmek, kabul etmek, dayanmak, tepki, tutmak, kâr, tutma, almak, katlanmak, kazanç, tutuş, tahammül etmek, götürmek, görüşTurkish
  • алыргаTatar
  • взя́ти, бра́тиUkrainian
  • لیناUrdu
  • olmoqUzbek
  • nắmVietnamese
  • נעמעןYiddish

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. summon
    • B. elaborate
    • C. emanate
    • D. abduct

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