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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Take  \Take\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Took};  p.  p.  {Takend};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Taking}.]  [Icel.  taka;  akin  to  Sw  taga,  Dan.  tage,  Goth. 
  t[=e]kan  to  touch;  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  In  an  active  sense  To  lay  hold  of  to  seize  with  the 
  hands,  or  otherwise;  to  grasp;  to  get  into  one's  hold  or 
  possession;  to  procure;  to  seize  and  carry  away  to 
  convey.  Hence  specifically: 
  a  To  obtain  possession  of  by  force  or  artifice;  to  get 
  the  custody  or  control  of  to  reduce  into  subjection 
  to  one's  power  or  will  to  capture;  to  seize;  to  make 
  prisoner;  as  to  take  am  army,  a  city,  or  a  ship; 
  also  to  come  upon  or  befall;  to  fasten  on  to  attack; 
  to  seize;  --  said  of  a  disease,  misfortune,  or  the 
  like 
 
  This  man  was  taken  of  the  Jews.  --Acts  xxiii. 
  27. 
 
  Men  in  their  loose,  unguarded  hours  they  take 
  Not  that  themselves  are  wise,  but  others  weak. 
  --Pope. 
 
  They  that  come  abroad  after  these  showers  are 
  commonly  taken  with  sickness.  --Bacon. 
 
  There  he  blasts  the  tree  and  takes  the  cattle 
  And  makes  milch  kine  yield  blood.  --Shak. 
  b  To  gain  or  secure  the  interest  or  affection  of  to 
  captivate;  to  engage;  to  interest;  to  charm. 
 
  Neither  let  her  take  thee  with  her  eyelids. 
  --Prov.  vi 
  25. 
 
  Cleombroutus  was  so  taken  with  this  prospect, 
  that  he  had  no  patience.  --Wake. 
 
  I  know  not  why,  but  there  was  a  something  in 
  those  half-seen  features,  --  a  charm  in  the  very 
  shadow  that  hung  over  their  imagined  beauty,  -- 
  which  took  me  more  than  all  the  outshining 
  loveliness  of  her  companions.  --Moore. 
  c  To  make  selection  of  to  choose  also  to  turn  to  to 
  have  recourse  to  as  to  take  the  road  to  the  right 
 
  Saul  said  Cast  lots  between  me  and  Jonathan  my 
  son.  And  Jonathan  was  taken  --1  Sam.  xiv. 
  42. 
 
  The  violence  of  storming  is  the  course  which  God 
  is  forced  to  take  for  the  destroying  .  .  .  of 
  sinners.  --Hammond. 
  d  To  employ;  to  use  to  occupy;  hence  to  demand;  to 
  require;  as  it  takes  so  much  cloth  to  make  a  coat. 
 
  This  man  always  takes  time  .  .  .  before  he 
  passes  his  judgments.  --I.  Watts. 
  e  To  form  a  likeness  of  to  copy;  to  delineate;  to 
  picture;  as  to  take  picture  of  a  person. 
 
  Beauty  alone  could  beauty  take  so  right 
  --Dryden. 
  f  To  draw;  to  deduce;  to  derive.  [R.] 
 
  The  firm  belief  of  a  future  judgment  is  the  most 
  forcible  motive  to  a  good  life,  because  taken 
  from  this  consideration  of  the  most  lasting 
  happiness  and  misery.  --Tillotson. 
  g  To  assume;  to  adopt;  to  acquire,  as  shape;  to  permit 
  to  one's  self  to  indulge  or  engage  in  to  yield  to 
  to  have  or  feel  to  enjoy  or  experience,  as  rest, 
  revenge,  delight,  shame;  to  form  and  adopt,  as  a 
  resolution;  --  used  in  general  senses  limited  by  a 
  following  complement,  in  many  idiomatic  phrases;  as 
  to  take  a  resolution;  I  take  the  liberty  to  say 
  h  To  lead;  to  conduct;  as  to  take  a  child  to  church. 
  i  To  carry;  to  convey;  to  deliver  to  another;  to  hand 
  over  as  he  took  the  book  to  the  bindery. 
 
  He  took  me  certain  gold,  I  wot  it  well 
  --Chaucer. 
  k  To  remove;  to  withdraw;  to  deduct;  --  with  from  as 
  to  take  the  breath  from  one  to  take  two  from  four 
 
  2.  In  a  somewhat  passive  sense  to  receive;  to  bear;  to 
  endure;  to  acknowledge;  to  accept  Specifically: 
  a  To  accept  as  something  offered;  to  receive;  not  to 
  refuse  or  reject;  to  admit 
 
  Ye  shall  take  no  satisfaction  for  the  life  of  a 
  murderer.  --Num.  xxxv. 
  31. 
 
  Let  not  a  widow  be  taken  into  the  number  under 
  threescore.  --1  Tim.  v. 
  10. 
  b  To  receive  as  something  to  be  eaten  or  dronk;  to 
  partake  of  to  swallow;  as  to  take  food  or  wine. 
  c  Not  to  refuse  or  balk  at  to  undertake  readily;  to 
  clear;  as  to  take  a  hedge  or  fence. 
  d  To  bear  without  ill  humor  or  resentment;  to  submit  to 
  to  tolerate;  to  endure;  as  to  take  a  joke;  he  will 
  take  an  affront  from  no  man. 
  e  To  admit  as  something  presented  to  the  mind;  not  to 
  dispute;  to  allow  to  accept  to  receive  in  thought; 
  to  entertain  in  opinion;  to  understand;  to  interpret; 
  to  regard  or  look  upon  to  consider;  to  suppose;  as 
  to  take  a  thing  for  granted;  this  I  take  to  be  man's 
  motive;  to  take  men  for  spies. 
 
  You  take  me  right  --Bacon. 
 
  Charity,  taken  in  its  largest  extent,  is  nothing 
  else  but  the  science  love  of  God  and  our 
  neighbor.  --Wake. 
 
  [He]  took  that  for  virtue  and  affection  which 
  was  nothing  but  vice  in  a  disguise.  --South. 
 
  You'd  doubt  his  sex,  and  take  him  for  a  girl. 
  --Tate. 
  f  To  accept  the  word  or  offer  of  to  receive  and  accept 
  to  bear;  to  submit  to  to  enter  into  agreement  with 
  --  used  in  general  senses  as  to  take  a  form  or 
  shape. 
 
  I  take  thee  at  thy  word  --Rowe. 
 
  Yet  thy  moist  clay  is  pliant  to  command;  .  .  . 
  Not  take  the  mold.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  be  taken  aback},  {To  take  advantage  of},  {To  take  air}, 
  etc  See  under  {Aback},  {Advantage},  etc 
 
  {To  take  aim},  to  direct  the  eye  or  weapon;  to  aim 
 
  {To  take  along},  to  carry,  lead,  or  convey. 
 
  {To  take  arms},  to  commence  war  or  hostilities. 
 
  {To  take  away},  to  carry  off  to  remove;  to  cause  deprivation 
  of  to  do  away  with  as  a  bill  for  taking  away  the  votes 
  of  bishops.  ``By  your  own  law,  I  take  your  life  away.'' 
  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  take  breath},  to  stop,  as  from  labor,  in  order  to  breathe 
  or  rest;  to  recruit  or  refresh  one's  self 
 
  {To  take  care},  to  exercise  care  or  vigilance;  to  be 
  solicitous.  ``Doth  God  take  care  for  oxen?''  --1  Cor.  ix 
  9. 
 
  {To  take  care  of},  to  have  the  charge  or  care  of  to  care 
  for  to  superintend  or  oversee. 
 
  {To  take  down}. 
  a  To  reduce;  to  bring  down  as  from  a  high,  or  higher, 
  place  as  to  take  down  a  book;  hence  to  bring  lower; 
  to  depress;  to  abase  or  humble;  as  to  take  down 
  pride,  or  the  proud.  ``I  never  attempted  to  be 
  impudent  yet  that  I  was  not  taken  down.'' 
  --Goldsmith. 
  b  To  swallow;  as  to  take  down  a  potion. 
  c  To  pull  down  to  pull  to  pieces;  as  to  take  down  a 
  house  or  a  scaffold. 
  d  To  record;  to  write  down  as  to  take  down  a  man's 
  words  at  the  time  he  utters  them 
 
  {To  take  effect},  {To  take  fire}.  See  under  {Effect},  and 
  {Fire}. 
 
  {To  take  ground  to  the  right}  or  {to  the  left}  (Mil.),  to 
  extend  the  line  to  the  right  or  left  to  move  as  troops, 
  to  the  right  or  left 
 
  {To  take  heart},  to  gain  confidence  or  courage;  to  be 
  encouraged. 
 
  {To  take  heed},  to  be  careful  or  cautious.  ``Take  heed  what 
  doom  against  yourself  you  give.''  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  take  heed  to},  to  attend  with  care  as  take  heed  to  thy 
  ways. 
 
  {To  take  hold  of},  to  seize;  to  fix  on 
 
  {To  take  horse},  to  mount  and  ride  a  horse. 
 
  {To  take  in}. 
  a  To  inclose;  to  fence. 
  b  To  encompass  or  embrace;  to  comprise;  to  comprehend. 
  c  To  draw  into  a  smaller  compass;  to  contract;  to  brail 
  or  furl;  as  to  take  in  sail. 
  d  To  cheat;  to  circumvent;  to  gull;  to  deceive. 
  [Colloq.] 
  e  To  admit  to  receive;  as  a  leaky  vessel  will  take  in 
  water. 
  f  To  win  by  conquest.  [Obs.] 
 
  For  now  Troy's  broad-wayed  town  He  shall  take 
  in  --Chapman. 
  g  To  receive  into  the  mind  or  understanding.  ``Some 
  bright  genius  can  take  in  a  long  train  of 
  propositions.''  --I.  Watts. 
  h  To  receive  regularly,  as  a  periodical  work  or 
  newspaper;  to  take  [Eng.] 
 
  {To  take  in  hand}.  See  under  {Hand}. 
 
  {To  take  in  vain},  to  employ  or  utter  as  in  an  oath.  ``Thou 
  shalt  not  take  the  name  of  the  Lord  thy  God  in  vain.'' 
  --Ex.  xx  7. 
 
  {To  take  issue}.  See  under  {Issue}. 
 
  {To  take  leave}.  See  {Leave},  n.,  2. 
 
  {To  take  a  newspaper},  {magazine},  or  the  like  to  receive  it 
  regularly,  as  on  paying  the  price  of  subscription. 
 
  {To  take  notice},  to  observe,  or  to  observe  with  particular 
  attention. 
 
  {To  take  notice  of}.  See  under  {Notice}. 
 
  {To  take  oath},  to  swear  with  solemnity,  or  in  a  judicial 
  manner. 
 
  {To  take  off}. 
  a  To  remove,  as  from  the  surface  or  outside;  to  remove 
  from  the  top  of  anything  as  to  take  off  a  load;  to 
  take  off  one's  hat. 
  b  To  cut  off  as  to  take  off  the  head,  or  a  limb. 
  c  To  destroy;  as  to  take  off  life. 
  d  To  remove;  to  invalidate;  as  to  take  off  the  force  of 
  an  argument. 
  e  To  withdraw;  to  call  or  draw  away  --Locke. 
  f  To  swallow;  as  to  take  off  a  glass  of  wine. 
  g  To  purchase;  to  take  in  trade  ``The  Spaniards  having 
  no  commodities  that  we  will  take  off.''  --Locke. 
  h  To  copy;  to  reproduce.  ``Take  off  all  their  models  in 
  wood.''  --Addison. 
  i  To  imitate;  to  mimic;  to  personate. 
  k  To  find  place  for  to  dispose  of  as  more  scholars 
  than  preferments  can  take  off  [R.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taking  \Tak"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Apt  to  take  alluring;  attracting. 
 
  Subtile  in  making  his  temptations  most  taking. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  Infectious;  contageous.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl  -- 
  {Tak"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Tak"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Taking  \Tak"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  gaining  possession;  a  seizing;  seizure; 
  apprehension. 
 
  2.  Agitation;  excitement;  distress  of  mind.  [Colloq.] 
 
  What  a  taking  was  he  in  when  your  husband  asked  who 
  was  in  the  basket!  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Malign  influence;  infection.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  taking 
  adj  :  very  attractive;  capturing  interest;  "a  fetching  new 
  hairstyle";  "something  inexpressibly  taking  in  his 
  manner";  "a  winning  personality"  [syn:  {fetching},  {winning}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  someone  who  picks  up  or  takes  something  "the 
  pickings  were  easy";  "clothing  could  be  had  for  the 
  taking"  [syn:  {picking}] 




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