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Definitions of taking

  1. The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Malign influence; infection. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of gaining possession; seizure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The act of one who takes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of gaining possession; seizure; apprehension; agitation; distress of mind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The act of receiving or gaining possession; capture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. TAKINGLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Alluring; attracting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Apt to take; alluring; attracting. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Infectious; contageous. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Colloquially, attractive; infectious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Attractive; captivating. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Fascinating; captivating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Alluring; attracting; infectious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for taking

  1. " But you must look at me and tell me something," he said, in a low voice, and taking both her hands; " you shall tell me what my fate must be. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. She's taking her time, or rather, I mean, she's taking mine." – The Reverberator by Henry James
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