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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    Indian

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. President Barack Obama:

    Wisconsin is a state built by labor, with a proud pro-worker past, so even as its governor claims victory over working Americans, I'd encourage him to try and score a victory for working Americans -- by taking meaningful action to raise their wages and offer them the security of paid leave.

  2. David Capie:

    There's a heightened degree of sensitivity around the relationship right now, on a range of issues with China this government has signalled it's taking a different stance to its predecessor, so I think people are waiting to see if and how Beijing responds.

  3. Robert Glatter:

    But they are at risk as well when the heat index rises. Keeping ahead of their thirst is the key, not just drinking when they feel thirsty, taking breaks is essential when intensely exercising in the heat for more than one hour. This includes rest, finding shade from the sun, and drinking water mixed with sugar and electrolytes. Salty pretzels, fruit and nuts are always a good option if you don't have access to a drink with sugar and electrolytes.

  4. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    I've already upped the tempo, i will be in the next few days taking to the streets and taking this message about how we should continue with the plan that's working.

  5. Eliud Kipchoge:

    I'll take three weeks of active rest and then I'll know what next. I'm taking normal meals with a lot of carbohydrates, i'm concentrating purely on recovery and I have not given any thought for any other challenge. It's too early to tell( about the Olympics).

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