What does taking mean?

Definitions for taking
ˈteɪ kɪŋtak·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pickings, taking(adj)

    the act of someone who picks up or takes something

    "the pickings were easy"; "clothing could be had for the taking"

  2. fetching, taking, winning(adj)

    very attractive; capturing interest

    "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality"

Wiktionary

  1. taking(Noun)

    A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.

  2. taking(Noun)

    An apprehension.

  3. taking(Noun)

    That which has been gained.

    count the shop's takings

  4. taking(Adjective)

    alluring; attractive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taking

    of Take

  2. Taking(adj)

    apt to take; alluring; attracting

  3. Taking(adj)

    infectious; contageous

  4. Taking(noun)

    the act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension

  5. Taking(noun)

    agitation; excitement; distress of mind

  6. Taking(noun)

    malign influence; infection

Editors Contribution

  1. taking

    Verb form of the word take.

    They were taking their dinner out to the garden as the spring sunshine was reasonable and they do enjoy the outdoor life.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'taking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #437

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'taking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #419

How to pronounce taking?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say taking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of taking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of taking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of taking in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Poster:

    Try to put yourself in the farmer’s shoes. It’s literally a federal crime. You could be watching your pasture and you could see a wolf killing your cattle, which is like watching someone at the ATM taking money out of your bank account, and you can do nothing to stop it.

  2. David Fink:

    What it really offers is this cautionary tale that says a few things. One, the amount of money and resources that are going into these programs need to be evaluated to understand what their ultimate costs are, studies have come out in the past looking at reduced prescribing behavior, but we're taking it to the next level -- looking at fatal or nonfatal overdoses. And what we're seeing is that when you actually look at the literature, it isn't that strong to support.

  3. Charles Tiefer:

    The bottom line is that the joint venture between the Russians and Americans is taking us to the cleaners.

  4. Paul Friedrichs:

    Have we had patients who ultimately were determined to have coronavirus on the hospital ships ? Yes, and we're taking care of them, just like we're taking care of all the other patients going forward.

  5. Shannon Watts:

    The gun lobby has been so insidious in this country in taking away the responsibilities that go along with gun rights.

Images & Illustrations of taking

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