English Online Dictionary. What means taken? What does taken mean?
From Middle English taken, takenn, from Old English tacen, *ġetacen, from Old Norse tekinn, from Proto-Germanic *tēkanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (“to take; grasp; touch”); equivalent to take + -en. Cognate with Scots takin, tane, Danish tagen, Swedish tagen, Icelandic tekin.
- IPA(key): /ˈteɪkən/
- Rhymes: -eɪkən
- Hyphenation: tak‧en
taken (not comparable)
- Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
- He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
- (informal) In a serious romantic relationship.
- I can't ask her out, she's taken.
- past participle of take
- Kenta, tekan
- Rhymes: -aːkən
- IPA(key): /ˈtaːkə(n)/
From Middle Dutch tāken, from Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (“to touch”).
- (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
- (archaic, dialectal) to touch
See the etymology of the main entry.
- Plural form of taak
- akten, kante, tanke
From Old Dutch *takan, from Proto-Germanic *takaną (“to touch”).
- to take, to grab
- to get, to achieve
This verb needs an inflection-table template.
- Dutch: taken
- Limburgish: take
- “taken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
- definite plural of tak