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

  • adj. Infectious.
  • adj. Attractive; catchy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of catch.
  • n. The action of the verb catch.
  • adj. contagious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Infectious; contagious.
  • adj. Captivating; alluring.
  • n. The act of seizing or taking hold of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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