Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that takes or takes up something, such as a wager or purchase: There were no takers on the bets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who takes something.
  • n. A person or thing that takes or receives, often more than he or she gives.
  • n. One who is willing to participate in, or buy, something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who takes or receives; one who catches or apprehends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cylinder on a wool-carding machine for taking the fibers from the feed-rolls to the main cylinder. Also called licker-in or taker-in.
  • n. One who takes, in any sense; specifically, a purveyor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who takes a bet or wager
  • n. one who accepts an offer

Etymologies

to take + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, the penalty taker is just as likely (28.7 per cent of the time) to blast the ball straight in front of him as to hit it to the right or left.

    C'mon Frenchie, get it straight

  • This rare Hollywood risk-taker is currently starring in The Kids Are All Right, a comedy about lesbian parents.

    Julianne Moore: 'I'm going to cry. Sorry'

  • I am not a big vitamin taker, but I am a big Dr. Simi booster.

    Vitamins

  • If a form hasn't been received, a Census taker is expected to contact residents between May and June.

    States have traveling residents on their Census radar

  • Always love to hear former President Clinton speak … .. he makes good sense … … … .. the case of the Kentucky census taker is sad …. .we will have to wait for more details …

    Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 09/25/09

  • KNOX: The call taker, an EMT, coaches the woman on how to resuscitate her 76-year-old mother.

    During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary

  • I guess the "Hump" is supposed to be "Home," but the call taker had fondant in his ears.

    Unexcepted Seamen

  • MOOS: Well, I think, obviously, the call taker made an error, it sounds like, and call takers are used to getting the facts and maybe they need to understand that in this kind of case they might want to ask open-ended questions, allow an opportunity for the caller to talk.

    CNN Transcript Feb 3, 2004

  • "All I want to know," he said, "is the name of the one they call the taker of names."

    Heartfire

  • After making sure there aren't any duplicate reports, the call taker will ask you to describe the size and location of your pothole so it can be ascribed something akin to a threat level, which determines response time.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

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