from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Infectious.
  • adjective Attractive; catchy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Communicating, or liable to be communicated, by contagion; infectious.
  • Captivating; charming; attracting: as, a catching melody; a catching manner.
  • Acquisitive; greedy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Infectious; contagious.
  • adjective Captivating; alluring.
  • noun The act of seizing or taking hold of.
  • noun (Law) a bargain made with an heir expectant for the purchase of his expectancy at an inadequate price.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of catch.
  • noun The action of the verb catch.
  • adjective informal contagious

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

  • noun becoming infected
  • adjective (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
  • noun (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team


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