What does uptake mean?

Definitions for uptakeˈʌpˌteɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake(noun)

    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

  2. uptake(noun)

    a process of taking up or using up or consuming

    "they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids"


  1. uptake(Noun)

    understanding, comprehension

  2. uptake(Noun)

    absorption, especially of food or nutrient by an organism

  3. uptake(Noun)

    a chimney

  4. uptake(Verb)

    To take up, to lift.

  5. Origin: From uptaken, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uptake(verb)

    to take into the hand; to take up; to help

  2. Uptake(noun)

    the pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading upward

  3. Uptake(noun)

    understanding; apprehension

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Uptake

    up′tāk, n. the act of lifting up: (prov.) mental apprehension: the upcast pipe from the smoke-box of a steam-boiler towards the chimney.—v.t. Uptake′, to take up.


  1. Uptake

    Uptake is a social travel site helps you decide what to do on your ideal vacation by giving you advice and recommendations from the largest online travel library and the people you trust most. Uptake enables consumers to tap into their preferred source of expertise and recommendations " friends and trusted experts who have been there "to create the perfect trip. Uptake has also built a foundation of the largest structured travel library in the U.S., which offers a wealth of relevant consumer reviews, editorial articles and photos from more than 30,000 sites to help consumers make the best travel decisions. Launched in 2008, Uptake has built the third largest travel research audience in the U.S., behind TripAdvisor and Yahoo!.

Anagrams for uptake »

  1. take up, take-up, takeup

  2. Take up

  3. Take-up

  4. Takeup


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of uptake in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of uptake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nuria Martinez-Alier:

    We are seeing a reduced vaccine uptake, for example with measles; reduced population immunity, for example with whooping cough; increased poverty and more people on the poverty line.

  2. David Keim:

    It was an unexpected uptake, which we never want to have, but fortunately the levels were low, well below even the threshold at which we would have been required to report the incident to the Department of Energy.

  3. Roger Chou:

    It would be helpful to have research looking to see whether screening interventions coupled with strategies to increase uptake of recommended evaluations and treatments may be more effective in improving outcomes.

  4. Richard Chazal:

    We're extraordinarily fortunate to have these wonderful new tools that science shows us can potentially improve outcomes, how to use them is something we are still working through but I think we will see increased uptake in the next 12 months.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A "Bandwagon Effect" is a most common phenomenon wherein the rate of uptake of any beliefs and misbeliefs increases the more that those have already been adopted by others in the society. Shallow people will get carried away by what others do, and will always hop on the bandwagon. You mustn't get swayed by what others do or tell you to do, and mustn't jump on the bandwagon. You must stand with your own values, confidently, and without fluttering, even though you have to stand alone - because you are the Gold, and the Gold must maintain her Color, Character and Charisma that set the highest standards for others.

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