Definitions of take:
- noun: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
- noun: the income arising from land or other property
- verb: head into a specified direction
- verb: experience or feel or submit to
Example: "Take a test"
- verb: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
Example: "Take shelter from the storm"
- verb: take into one's possession
Example: "I'll take three salmon steaks"
- verb: take by force
- verb: buy, select
Example: "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
- verb: make use of or accept for some purpose
Example: "Take a risk"
- verb: as of time or space
- verb: develop a habit
- verb: carry out
Example: "Take action"
- verb: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
Example: "Take a pulse"
- verb: be seized or affected in a specified way
Example: "Take sick"
- verb: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
Example: "How should I take this message?"
- verb: accept or undergo, often unwillingly
- verb: obtain by winning
Example: "Winner takes all"
- verb: get into one's hands, take physically
Example: "Take a cookie!"
- verb: have sex with; archaic use
Example: "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
- verb: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
Example: "He takes the bus to work"
- verb: receive willingly something given or offered
- verb: assume, as of positions or roles
- verb: be capable of holding or containing
Example: "This box won't take all the items"
- verb: be designed to hold or take
Example: "This surface will not take the dye"
- verb: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Example: "Take any one of these cards"
- verb: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
Example: "Take the case of China"
- verb: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
- verb: lay claim to; as of an idea
- verb: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
- verb: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
Example: "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
- verb: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract
Example: "Take the gun from your pocket"
- verb: proceed along in a vehicle
- verb: occupy or take on
- verb: take somebody somewhere
Example: "Can you take me to the main entrance?"
- verb: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Example: "Take these letters to the boss"
- verb: receive or obtain by regular payment
Example: "We take the Times every day"
- verb: admit into a group or community
- verb: have with oneself; have on one's person
Example: "She always takes an umbrella"
- verb: make a film or photograph of something
Example: "Take a scene"
- verb: be a student of a certain subject
- verb: serve oneself to, or consume regularly
Example: "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
- verb: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
- verb: engage for service under a term of contract
Example: "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
- verb: require as useful, just, or proper
Example: "It takes nerve to do what she did"
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