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, takingadjective

    the act of someone who picks up or takes something

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

  2. fetching, taking, winningadjective

    very attractive; capturing interest

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

Wiktionary

  1. takingnoun

    A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.

  2. takingnoun

    An apprehension.

  3. takingnoun

    That which has been gained.

    count the shop's takings

  4. takingadjective

    alluring; attractive.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Takingnoun

    Seizure; distress.

    Etymology: from take.

    What a taking was he in, when your husband asked who was in the basket. William Shakespeare.

    She saw in what a taking,
    The knight was by his furious quaking. Samuel Butler.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Taking

    of Take

  2. Takingadjective

    apt to take; alluring; attracting

  3. Takingadjective

    infectious; contageous

  4. Takingnoun

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

  5. Takingnoun

    agitation; excitement; distress of mind

  6. Takingnoun

    malign influence; infection

Editors Contribution

  1. takingverb

    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

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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. Philip Petursson:

    It looks like oil is taking everything down with it, this could be indicative of a weaker economic environment for 2015, and that is starting to be realized by the equity market.

  2. Marco Vailati:

    Chinese data are weighing on sentiment, along with a disappointing earning reports from JPMorgan in the U.S. But we shouldn't forget that we've just left behind the best week of the year and some profit taking is normal.

  3. Roy Cohen:

    You don't want to make the separation a liability that a hiring manager will be taking on.

  4. Aamir Lakhani:

    I don't think they're really taking it to the point that they're telling their execs that,' Hey, these threats are on you all the time. You have to be aware,' they're hoping some tech solutions will solve that, but it's not going to.

  5. Ashita Gupta:

    Clinical research shows that taking 200 mcg daily of the mineral selenium can reduce anti-thyroid antibodies, alternatively, you can get the mineral by eating one to twoBrazil nutseach day.

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