from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of assuming control or management of or responsibility for something, especially the seizure of power, as in a nation, political organization, or corporation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company, especially where some stakeholders in the purchased company oppose the purchase.
- n. The acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.
- n. A time or event in which control or authority, especially over a facility is passed from one party to the next.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The acquisition of ownership of one company by another company, usually by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock or by exchanging stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company. It is a hostile takeover if the management of the company being taken over is opposed to the deal. A hostile takeover is sometimes organized by a corporate raider.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take up and practice as one's own
- v. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
- v. take up, as of debts or payments
- v. do over
- v. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
- v. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
- v. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
- v. take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
- n. a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
- n. a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
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According to the FAO, this takeover is an example of exactly the kind of nationally controlled leadership of anti-hunger programs that can -- and must -- be integral to addressing world hunger.
A cultural takeover is happening right in front of our eyes.
Last night's dramatic intervention by Tom Hicks and George Gillett means an Anfield takeover is far from done.
When will the liberal dems realize the government takeover is a bad idea.
Government takeover is the beginning to the end for America as we once knew it.
When will the Congressional Dumocrats wake up and realize that the public's support for their grand scheme takeover is sinking faster than the titanic.
If you believe this healthcare takeover is a good idea then, quite frankly, you are part of the problem.
The scary thing about this Marxist government takeover is that we have a man that hasn't run as much as a local fast food restaurant running the country.
Overhauling and government takeover is just not the answer ... it will create a nightmare that we'll never get over.
Dan Maes, the GOP candidate for governor of Colorado and the man who warned that bicycle sharing could lead to a U.N. takeover, is polling so poorly (about 5 percent of the vote) that he risks relegating the Republican Party to "minor party" status in Colorado.