from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A passage for drawing up smoke or air.
- noun Understanding; comprehension.
- noun An act of taking in or absorbing, especially into a living organism.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To take up; take into the hand.
- To succor; help.
- noun A pipe or duct or channel leading gas, water, steam, or other liquid upward from below: used of part of a boiler furnace flue-system, in the gas-producer, blast-furnace, and elsewhere; specifically, a flue leading hot gas from the combustion-chamber or smoke-box to the chimney, in gas-making or in boiler-settings.
- noun The act of taking up; lifting.
- noun Perceptive power; apprehension; conception: as, he is quick in the uptake. Scott, Old Mortality, vii. The upcast pipe from the smoke-box of a steam-boiler, leading to the chimney.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To take into the hand; to take up; to help.
- noun The pipe leading upward from the smoke box of a steam boiler to the chimney, or smokestack; a flue leading upward.
- noun Scot. Understanding; apprehension.
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absorption, especially of foodor nutrientby an organism
- noun dated a
- verb archaic To
take up, to lift.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
- noun a process of taking up or using up or consuming
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From Middle English uptaken, equivalent to up- + take.
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