English Online Dictionary. What means taking? What does taking mean?
- IPA(key): /ˈteɪkɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -eɪkɪŋ
taking (comparative more taking, superlative most taking)
- Alluring; attractive.
- 1878, Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native, Book 3, Chapter 1,
- “Yes, Paris must be a taking place,” said Humphrey. “Grand shop-winders, trumpets, and drums; and here be we out of doors in all winds and weathers—”
- (obsolete) Infectious; contagious.
- 1647, John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, The False One, Act IV, Scene 3,
- Come not near me,
- For I am yet too taking for your company.
taking (countable and uncountable, plural takings)
- The act by which something is taken.
- (uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
- (uncountable) A state of mental distress, resulting in excited or erratic behavior (in the expression in a taking).
- 1970, Mary Stewart, The Crystal Cave, New York: Fawcett Crest, Book 1, Chapter 2, p. 26,
- “[...] there’ll be a beating for someone, by my reckoning, if he’s not there by the time the King’s looking round for him. He’s been in a rare taking since the outriders came in, that I can tell you.”
- (in the plural) Cash or money received (by a shop or other business, for example).
- Synonyms: income, receipts
- Fred was concerned because the takings from his sweetshop had fallen again for the third week.
- Count the shop's takings.
- present participle of take
- Hyphenation: ta‧king
- IPA(key): /ˈtakiŋ/, [ˈta.xɪŋ]
- (Taal Batangas) boy
- Synonyms: totoy, toto, tuto, itoy