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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taken

    p. p. of Take

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Allison Turkos:

    The problems at Time’s Up are deeper than Tina Tchen, they’re systemic. They go beyond her. In her statement there is no acknowledgement of changed behavior and no movement toward repair.In her statement, Tina says we are battling each other in harmful ways. She could have taken that space for self-reflection, and yet what she opted to do was to go after the very community that is attempting to make this movement better.

  2. South Korea foreign ministry:

    As the measure was taken without notice in advance by Israel, we have lodged a complaint for causing inconveniences to our travelers and asked to prevent a recurrence.

  3. Stef Blok:

    The first trilateral meeting has recently taken place, we cannot go into the content of the process because confidentiality is vital here, but I can say this - we remain committed to achieving truth, justice and accountability.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    The fact that Vladimir Putin is welcome, Vladimir Putin's not a pariah, Vladimir Putin's not being pushed out -- and this is a normal engagement, which has taken place every year and it's still taking place -- that is a big plus for Vladimir Putin.

  5. Scott C. Holstad:

    Outside, the birds sang to each other, words of wisdom, clouds of the finest smoke, a mob of blue jays descended on the bird feeder, the light still peachy. If there are lessons to be Learned and gauntlets run, If you remain holy, The seed will be taken right from your hand.

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