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(noun, adj.sat, verb, adj.)


There are 59 meanings of the word Taking.

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Taking - as a noun

The act of someone who picks up or takes something

Example: "The pickings were easy"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Taking - as an adjective satellite

Very attractive; capturing interest

Example: "A fetching new hairstyle"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Taking - as a verb

To get into one's hands, possession or control, with or without force.

Example: "I'll take that plate off the table."

To receive or accept (something) (especially something given or bestowed, awarded, etc).

Example: "The camera takes 35mm film."

To remove.

Example: "Take two eggs from the carton"

To have sex with.

To defeat (someone or something) in a fight.

Example: "Don't try to take that guy. he's bigger than you."

To grasp or grip.

Example: "He took her hand in his."

To select or choose; to pick.

Example: "I'll take the blue plates."

To adopt (select) as one's own.

Example: "She took his side in every argument."

To carry or lead (something or someone).

Example: "I'll take the plate with me."

To use as a means of transportation.

Example: "He took the bus to london, and then took a train to manchester."

To visit; to include in a course of travel.

To obtain for use by payment or lease.

Example: "He took a full-page ad in the times."

To consume.

To experience, undergo, or endure.

To cause to change to a specified state or condition.

Example: "He had to take it apart to fix it."

To regard in a specified way.

Example: "He took the news badly."

To conclude or form (a decision or an opinion) in the mind.

Example: "Took a dim view of city officials"

To understand (especially in a specified way).

Example: "Don't take my comments as an insult."

To accept or be given (rightly or wrongly); assume (especially as if by right).

Example: "He took all the credit for the project, although he had done almost none of the work."

To believe, to accept the statements of.

Example: "Take her word for it"

To assume or suppose; to reckon; to regard or consider.

Example: "Do you take me for a fool?"

To draw, derive, or deduce (a meaning from something).

Example: "I'm not sure what moral to take from that story."

To derive (as a title); to obtain from a source.

Example: ""as i lay dying" takes its title from book xi of homer's "odyssey""

To catch or contract (an illness, etc).

Example: "Took a chill"

To come upon or catch (in a particular state or situation).

To captivate or charm; to gain or secure the interest or affection of.

Example: "Took her attention"

(of a material) to absorb or be impregnated by (dye, ink, etc); to be susceptible to being treated by (polish, etc).

Example: "Cloth that takes dye well"

(of a ship) to let in (water).

To require.

Example: "Finishing this on schedule will take a lot of overtime."

To proceed to fill.

Example: "He took a seat in the front row."

To fill, to use up (time or space).

Example: "His collection takes a lot of space."

To avail oneself of.

Example: "He took that opportunity to leave france."

To practice; perform; execute; carry out; do.

Example: "Pirès ran in to take the kick."

To assume or perform (a form or role).

To bind oneself by.

Example: "He took the oath of office last night"

To move into.

Example: "The next team took the field"

To go into, through, or along.

Example: "Go down two blocks and take the next left"

To have and use one's recourse to.

Example: "Take cover/shelter/refuge"

To ascertain or determine by measurement, examination or inquiry.

Example: "Take a census"

To write down; to get in, or as if in, writing.

Example: "He took a mental inventory of his supplies."

To make (a photograph, film, or other reproduction of something).

Example: "Could you take a picture of us?"

To take a picture, photograph, etc of (a person, scene, etc).

Example: "The photographer will take you sitting down."

To obtain money from, especially by swindling.

Example: "Took me for ten grand"

(now chiefly by enrolling in a class or course) to apply oneself to the study of.

Example: "As a child, she took ballet."

To deal with.

Example: "Take matters as they arise"

To consider in a particular way, or to consider as an example.

Example: "I've had a lot of problems recently: take last monday, for example. my car broke down on the way to work. then ... etc."

To decline to swing at (a pitched ball); to refrain from hitting at, and allow to pass.

Example: "He'll probably take this one."

To accept as an input to a relation.

To get or accept (something) into one's possession.

Example: "My husband and i have a dysfunctional marriage. he just takes and takes; he never gives."

To engage, take hold or have effect.

To become; to be affected in a specified way.

Example: "She took sick with the flu."

(possibly obsolete) to be able to be accurately or beautifully photographed.

An intensifier.

To deliver, bring, give (something) to (someone).

(obsolete outside dialectal and slang) to give or deliver (a blow, to someone); to strike or hit.

Example: "He took me a blow on the head."

Taking - as an adjective

Alluring; attractive.

Infectious; contagious.

Example Sentences

"She is taking a shower before going to bed."
"He is taking his dog for a walk in the park."
"I am taking a break from work to have lunch."
"They are taking photos of the sunset at the beach."
"We are taking the bus to the shopping mall."
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Word Game Points

Is TAKING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, taking is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

TAKING has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is TAKING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, taking is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
TAKING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 13.

Is TAKING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, taking is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
TAKING has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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