DictionaryThesaurusScrabbleExamplesQuiz

taking meaning

EN[ˈteɪkɪŋ] [-eɪkɪŋ]
US

    Definition of taking in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtakingsSUF-ing
    1. The act by which something is taken.
      1. NU A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
        1. NU An apprehension.
          1. NC That which has been gained.
            1. Count the shop's takings.
          2. (in the plural) The cash or money received (taken) by a shop or other business; receipts.
            1. Fred was concerned because the takings from his sweetshop had fallen again for the third week.
        2. Verb
          1. present participle of take.
          2. AdjectiveCOMmore takingSUPmost taking
            1. alluring; attractive.
              1. OBS infectious; contagious.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Do you think we could get away with taking Dad’s car?
                  • he official thinking to foreslacke no time, taking counsell with his fellowes, laide hands uppon this Peter, and brought him before the inquisitor. ― Foze.
                  • There are some brilliant new approaches being created at grass roots level, but it is taking a long time for them to filter up to the larger institutions.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Taking classes in a subject is a good way to test the waters and explore a potential career.
                  • Taking it up the ass is just about Randy's favorite thing in the world.
                  • taking the whimseys of a feverish brain for the calm revelation of truth. — Bancroft.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Verb forms
                          • Participles
                            • Present participles
                      Related Links:
                      1. en takings
                      2. en takingly
                      3. en taking in
                      4. en taking on
                      5. en takingness
                      Source: Wiktionary

                      Meaning of taking for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "taking" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
                      Difficultness: Level 1
                      12345678910
                      Easy     ➨     Difficult
                      Definiteness: Level 2
                      12345678910
                      Definite    ➨     Versatile
                      0.1