1: the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%" [syn: return, issue, proceeds, takings, yield, payoff]
2: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
1: carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
2: as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" [syn: occupy, use up]
3: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" [syn: lead, direct, conduct, guide]
4: get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please" [syn: get hold of]
5: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables" [syn: assume, acquire, adopt, take on]
6: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!" [syn: read]
7: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point" [syn: bring, convey]
8: take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" [ant: give]
9: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent" [syn: necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, involve, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
10: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her" [syn: choose, select, pick out]
11: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
12: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present" [syn: accept, have] [ant: refuse]
13: assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development" [syn: fill]
14: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn: consider, deal, look at]
15: experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
16: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie" [syn: film, shoot]
17: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment" [syn: remove, take away, withdraw]
18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn: consume, ingest, take in, have] [ant: abstain]
19: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut" [syn: undergo, submit]
20: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" [syn: accept]
21: take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
22: occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose" [syn: assume, strike, take up]
23: admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member" [syn: accept, admit, take on]
24: ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
25: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam" [syn: learn, study, read]
26: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her" [syn: claim, exact]
27: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: make]
28: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent" [syn: aim, train, take aim, direct]
29: be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
30: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains" [syn: carry, pack]
31: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, hire, charter, engage]
32: receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times every day" [syn: subscribe, subscribe to]
33: buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
34: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
35: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable" [syn: have]
36: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea" [syn: claim] [ant: disclaim]
37: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye" [syn: accept]
38: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" [syn: contain, hold]
39: develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
40: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work" [syn: drive]
41: obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
42: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill" [syn: contract, get] [also: took, taken] taken
1: understood in a certain way; made sense of; "a word taken literally"; "a smile taken as consent"; "an open door interpreted as an invitation" [syn: interpreted]
2: having possession gained especially by force or effort [ant: given]
3: be affected with an indisposition; "the child was taken ill"; "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk" taken
Adjacent words: takeaway | takedown | take-home | take-home pay | take-in | Takelma | taken | taken | taken | taken a side | taken for granted | taken over | taken pains | taken steps | taken up | taken with