Definitions for taken
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word taken.
understood in a certain way; made sense of
"a word taken literally"; "a smile taken as consent"; "an open door interpreted as an invitation"
be affected with an indisposition
"the child was taken ill"; "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"
Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
In a monoamorous relationship
I can't ask her out, she's taken.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Two trophees tane from th’ East and Western shore,
And both those nations twice triumphed o’er. Thomas May, Virg.
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.
Taken generally refers to the state of something or someone being already claimed, possessed, or occupied. This term usually implies that the person or thing is not available or free for others to claim. It can be used in various contexts like relationships, where a person is committed to someone else, or in case of objects or positions that are already occupied or utilized.
p. p. of Take
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.
A form of the word take.
The seat on the bus is taken each morning by a person who travels to a specific location.
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The numerical value of taken in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of taken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
The amount of debt that China has taken in the last 5-7 years is unprecedented, no developing country in history has taken on as much debt as China has taken on on a marginal basis.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
I reminded them this is what I do. I don't take shortcuts, i've taken some tough votes in the Senate. I've taken some tough votes that Democrats haven't liked in the Senate. I've taken some votes that Republicans haven't liked, but at the end of Election Day, you have an obligation to do the right thing as you see it, and I think that's what's missing maybe a little bit in politics today.
HARRISON FORD SERVED AS UNDERCOVER ADVISER FOR ‘ SOLO : ‘ A STAR WARS STORY ’ Jordan Peele spoke about the underlying themes of the movie which included slavery. I realized what this movie was about. I realized that slavery was not something of the past. The' sunken place' to me, shouted to me, that in today’s time, in modern time, we have black men and women abducted and put in dark holes. We have our freedoms taken away … I realized at that point that there were people being locked up and taken out of the world and taken from their families for holding less weed than I was smoking while I was writing this movie.
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- zadaný, zadaná, zaujatýCzech
- گرفته شدهPersian
- pihka, varattuFinnish
- attratto, impegnato, infatuato, coinvoltoItalian
- opptatt, betattNorwegian
- zajęty, zajętaPolish
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