taking meaning

[ 'teikiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "taking" in a sentence
  • Adjective: taking  teyking
    1. Very attractive; capturing interest
      "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"
      - fetching, winning
    Noun: taking  teyking
    1. The act of someone who picks up or takes something
      "clothing could be had for the taking"
      - pickings
    Verb: take (took,taken)  teyk
    1. Carry out
      "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance" 
    2. Require (time or space)
      "It took three hours to get to work this morning"
      - occupy, use up 
    3. Take somebody somewhere
      "can you take me to the main entrance?"
      - lead, direct, conduct, guide 
    4. Get into one's hands, take physically
      "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
      - get hold of 
    5. Take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
      "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"
      - assume, acquire, adopt, take on 
    6. Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
      "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
      - read 
    7. Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
      "Take these letters to the boss"
      - bring, convey 
    8. Take into one's possession
      "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" 
    9. Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
      "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark" 
    10. Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
      "Take any one of these cards"
      - choose, select, pick out 
    11. Receive willingly something given or offered
      - accept, have 
    12. Assume, as of positions or roles
      "She took the job as director of development"
      - fill, occupy 
    13. Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
      "Take the case of China"
      - consider, deal, look at 
    14. Require as useful, just, or proper
      "It takes nerve to do what she did"
      - necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, involve, call for, demand 
    15. Experience or feel or submit to
      "Take a test"; "Take the plunge" 
    16. Make a film or photograph of something
      "take a scene"
      - film, shoot 
    17. Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
      "take the gun from your pocket"
      - remove, take away, withdraw 
    18. Serve oneself to, or consume regularly
      "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
      - consume, ingest, take in, have 
    19. Accept or undergo, often unwillingly
      "We took a pay cut"
      - submit 
    20. Make use of or accept for some purpose
      "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
      - accept 
    21. Take by force
      "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill" 
    22. Occupy or take on
      "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"
      - assume, strike, take up 
    23. Admit into a group or community
      - accept, admit, take on 
    24. Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
      "take a pulse" 
    25. Be a student of a certain subject
      - learn, study, read 
    26. Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
      "The hard work took its toll on her"
      - claim, exact 
    27. Head into a specified direction
      "The escaped convict took to the hills"
      - make 
    28. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
      "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
      - aim, train, take aim, direct 
    29. Be seized or affected in a specified way
      "take sick" 
    30. Have with oneself; have on one's person
      "She always takes an umbrella"
      - carry, pack 
    31. Engage for service under a term of contract
      "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
      - lease, rent, hire, charter, engage 
    32. Receive or obtain regularly
      "We take the Times every day"
      - subscribe, subscribe to 
    33. Buy, select
      "I'll take a pound of that sausage" 
    34. To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
      "take shelter from the storm" 
    35. Lay claim to; as of an idea
      "She took credit for the whole idea"
      - claim 
    36. Be designed to hold or take
      "This surface will not take the dye"
      - accept 
    37. Be capable of holding or containing
      "This box won't take all the items"
      - contain, hold 
    38. Develop a habit
      "He took to visiting bars" 
    39. Proceed along in a vehicle
      - drive 
    40. Obtain by winning
      "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize" 
    41. Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
      "She took a chill"
      - contract, get 
    42. [archaic] Have sex with
      - have [archaic]

    Derived forms: takings

    See also: attractive, take apart, take away, take back, take in, take off, take on, take out, take over, take up, taker

    Type of: acquire, act, action, affirm, apply, assert, aver, avow, be, be intimate, become, bed, bonk [Brit], buy, carry, change, come down, construe, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, decide, determine, do it, do work, employ, enter, expend, experience, feature, find, get, get across, get it on, get over, go, have, have a go at it, have intercourse, have sex, head, incur, interpret, know [archaic], lie with [archaic], love, make love, make out, make up one's mind, make whoopee, move, obtain, pass over, position, purchase, put down, receive, record, roll in the hay, see, sicken, sleep together, sleep with, swan, swear, think about, track, transport, traverse, undergo, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, verify, win, work

    Antonym: give

    Encyclopedia: Take Take, Take, Take


  • [Architecture]

    Of property, a government action that substantially disturbs or interferes with an owner's use and enjoyment of the property.

  • [Law]
    The act of laying hold upon an article, with or without removing the same; a felonious taking is not sufficient without a carrying away, to constitute the crime of larceny. And when the taking has been legal, no subsequent act will make it a crime.

    The taking is either actual or constructive. The former is when the thief takes, without any pretence of a contract, the property in question.

    A constructive felonious taking occurs when, under pretence of a contract, the thief obtains the felonious possession of goods; as, when under the pretence of hiring, he had a felonious intention at the time of the pretended contract, to convert the property to his own use. The court of criminal sessions for the city and county of Philadelphia have decided that in the case of a man who found a quantity of lumber, commonly called a raft, floating on the river Delaware and fastened to the shore, and sold it, to another person, at so low a price. as to enable the purchaser to remove it, and did no other act himself, but afterwards the purchaser removed it, that thls was a taking by the thief, and he was actually convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment in the penitentiary. It cannot be doubted, says Pothier, that by selling and delivering a thing which he knows does not belong to him, the party is guilty of theft.

    When property is left through inadvertence with a person and he conceals it animo furandi, he is guilty of a felonious taking and may be convicted of larceny.

    But when the owner parts with the property willingly, under an agreement that he is never to receive the style indentical property, the taking is not felonious; as, when a person delivered to the defendant a sovereign to get it changed, and the defendant never returned either with the sovereign or the change, this was not larceny.

    The wrongful taking of the personal property of another, when in his actual possession, or such taking of the goods of another who, has the right of immediate possession, subject the tort feasor to an action. For example, such wrongful taking will be evidence of a conversion, and an action of trover may be maintained. Trespass is a concurrent remedy in such a case. Replevin may be supported by the unlawful taking of a personal chattel.


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