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.

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. Colleen Flynn:

    What they wanted was to make sure that they were not held accountable, that nobody could see what actions they were taking.

  2. Manatee County Commissioner Misty Servia:

    You're taking the Whitest demographic, the richest demographic in Manatee County and putting them ahead of everyone else, the optics are bad... very bad -- I'm really disappointed.

  3. Murat Toprak:

    The most significant move we've seen in the last 24 hours are signs of weakness in the dollar - maybe the market is taking a pause after the big moves we had in the wake of (U.S.) non-farm payrolls, it's too early to say there has been a change in market sentiment ... But we have gone to some extreme levels and this retracement is normal.

  4. Alistair Baskey:

    We are considering a range of options to accelerate the training and equipping of Iraqi security forces in order to support them in taking the fight to ISIL. Those options include sending additional trainers to Iraq.

  5. Elsa Montagnon:

    The comet is a very, very active object at the moment, it's a bit as if you were to imagine taking your car through a snowstorm, we reckon it should be safe but as soon as we see activity coming back we may have to retreat further.

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