What does taking mean?

Definitions for taking
ˈteɪ kɪŋtak·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. taking

    Taking can be defined as the act of acquiring or removing something from someone or somewhere. It typically involves the physical action of obtaining possession or control over an object, person, or situation. Taking can also refer to the act of accepting or receiving something that is offered or given willingly.

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. Tony Hall:

    I have always had a strong sense of public service and it is clear my continuing in the role would be a distraction to an institution I care deeply about, as I said two days ago, I am very sorry for the events of 25 years ago and I believe leadership means taking responsibility.

  2. Jake Woodford:

    Arm feels good, that’s always a plus, just taking whatever opportunities I get and do the most with them.

  3. Rachel Margolis:

    The older research was really looking at marital status and health at one point in time and taking a picture that was way too simple for our social world, one of the things this study does is look at the fact that partnership is varied, and partnership is not static.

  4. Hacker News:

    Due to the massive interest of users surrounding the Fortnite game, many gaming and tutorial websites have started taking advantage of Android users' impatience with frighteningly convincing scams, which is all over Google and YouTube as well.

  5. Iris Johns:

    It's funny because I literally was shopping for a tarp-like, reusable container last year because the box was driving me bonkers. But I didn't pull the trigger, we may be moving this beauty to a new container this year, if I end up taking the plunge in an effort to avoid the eyesore next year.

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