from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capturing interest; fetching: a taking smile.
- adj. Contagious; catching. Used of an infectious disease.
- n. The act of one that takes.
- n. Something taken, as a catch of fish.
- n. Informal Receipts, especially of money.
- n. Law A government action assuming ownership of real property by eminent domain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. alluring; attractive.
- n. A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
- n. An apprehension.
- n. That which has been gained.
- v. Present participle of take.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Apt to take; alluring; attracting.
- adj. Infectious; contageous.
- n. The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.
- n. Agitation; excitement; distress of mind.
- n. Malign influence; infection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who takes, in any sense.
- n. The state of being taken; especially, a state of agitation, distress, or perplexity; predicament; dilemma.
- n. That which takes.
- n. Hence— An attack of sickness; a sore.
- n. That which is taken.
- n. In printing, same as take, 3 .
- Captivating; engaging; attractive; pleasing.
- Blighting; baleful; noxious; spreading contagion; infectious.
- Easily taken; contagious; catching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very attractive; capturing interest
- n. the act of someone who picks up or takes something
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