take  

  • Pronunciation of take: T EY1 K

  • Number of syllables of take: 1

  • Definition of take

    • (n): the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption  
    • (n): the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"  
    • (v): be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"  
    • (v): remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the envir  
    • (v): ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth''s tremors"  
    • (v): take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"  
    • (v): be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"  
    • (v): be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"  
    • (v): interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can''t take credit for this!"  
    • (v): accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"  
    • (v): pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"  
    • (v): take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"  
    • (v): take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"  
    • (v): lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"  
    • (v): make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"  
    • (v): obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"  
    • (v): aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don''t aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don''t train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one''s opponent"  
    • (v): serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don''t take sugar in my coffee"  
    • (v): get into one''s hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"  
    • (v): have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"  
    • (v): occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"  
    • (v): take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"  
    • (v): head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"  
    • (v): take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"  
    • (v): experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"  
    • (v): to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"  
    • (v): take into one''s possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I''ll take three salmon steaks"  
    • (v): take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"  
    • (v): buy, select; "I''ll take a pound of that sausage"  
    • (v): engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let''s rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"  
    • (v): receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day"  
    • (v): make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"  
    • (v): receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller''s daughter"; "I won''t have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"  
    • (v): admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We''ll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"  
    • (v): as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"  
    • (v): assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"  
    • (v): develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"  
    • (v): carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"  
    • (v): require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert";  
    • (v): be capable of holding or containing; "This box won''t take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"  
    • (v): have with oneself; have on one''s person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"  
    • (v): be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"  

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