Take en

Take meaning

A take is a single continuous recorded performance. The term is used in film and music to denote and track the stages of production.


  1. (v. t.) To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head.
  2. (v. t.) To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
  3. (v. t.) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
  4. (v. i.) To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
  5. (v. t.) 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.
  6. (v. t.) To draw; to deduce; to derive.
  7. (v. t.) 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.
  8. (v. t.) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
  9. (v. i.) To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was inoculated, but the virus did not take.
  10. (p. p.) Taken.
  11. (v. t.) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
  12. (v. t.) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
  13. (v. t.) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
  14. (v. t.) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  15. (v. t.) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
  16. (noun) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
  17. (v. i.) To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  18. (v. t.) 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.
  19. (v. t.) 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.
  20. (v. t.) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
  21. (v. t.) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.
  22. (v. t.) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
  23. (v. t.) 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.
  24. (v. i.) To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox, being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
  25. (v. t.) In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
  26. (noun) That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
  27. (v. t.) 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.
Word: take
Pronunciation of take: 'tAk
Function of take: verb
Other forms of take: took /'tuk/; tak·en /'tA-k&n/; tak·ing
Origin of take: Middle English, from Old English tacan, from Old Norse taka; akin to Middle Dutch taken to take
transitive senses
1 : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: as a : to seize or capture physically <took them as prisoners> b : to get possession of (as fish or game) by killing or capturing c (1) : to move against (as an opponent's piece in chess) and remove from play (2) : to win in a card game <able to take 12 tricks> d : to acquire by eminent domain
2 : GRASP, GRIP <take the ax by the handle>
3 a : to catch or attack through the effect of a sudden force or influence <taken with a fit of laughing> <taken ill> b : to catch or come upon in a particular situation or action <was taken unawares> c : to gain the approval or liking of : CAPTIVATE, DELIGHT <was quite taken with her at their first meeting>
4 a : to receive into one's body (as by swallowing, drinking, or inhaling) <take a pill> b : to expose oneself to (as sun or air) for pleasure or physical benefit c : to partake of : EAT <takes dinner about seven>
5 a : to bring or receive into a relation or connection <takes just four students a year> <it's time he took a wife> b : to copulate with
6 : to transfer into one's own keeping: a : APPROPRIATE b : to obtain or secure for use (as by lease, subscription, or purchase) <take a cottage for the summer> <I'll take the red one> <took an ad in the paper>
7 a : ASSUME <gods often took the likeness of a human being> <when the college took its present form> b (1) : to enter into or undertake the duties of <take a job> <take office> <took command of the fleet> (2) : to move onto or into : move into position on <the home team took the field> c (1) : to bind oneself by <take the oath of office> (2) : to make (a decision) especially with finality or authority d : to impose upon oneself <take the trouble to do good work> e (1) : to adopt as one's own <take a stand on the issue> <take an interest> (2) : to align or ally oneself with <mother took his side> f : to assume as if rightfully one's own or as if granted <take the credit> g : to have or assume as a proper part of or accompaniment to itself <transitive verbs take an object>
8 a : to secure by winning in competition <took first place> b : DEFEAT
9 : to pick out : CHOOSE, SELECT
10 : to adopt, choose, or avail oneself of for use: as a : to have recourse to as an instrument for doing something <take a scythe to the weeds> b : to use as a means of transportation or progression <take the bus> c : to have recourse to for safety or refuge <take shelter> d : to go along, into, or through <took a different route> e (1) : to proceed to occupy <take a seat in the rear> (2) : to use up (as space or time) <takes a long time to dry> (3) : NEED, REQUIRE <takes a size nine shoe> <it takes two to start a fight>
11 a : to obtain by deriving from a source : DRAW <takes its title from the name of the hero> b (1) : to obtain as the result of a special procedure : ASCERTAIN <take the temperature> <take a census> (2) : to get in or as if in writing <take notes> <take an inventory> (3) : to get by drawing or painting or by photography <take a snapshot> (4) : to get by transference from one surface to another <take a proof> <take fingerprints>
12 : to receive or accept whether willingly or reluctantly <take a bribe> <will you take this call> <take a bet>: as a (1) : to submit to : ENDURE <take a cut in pay> (2) : WITHSTAND <it will take a lot of punishment> (3) : SUFFER <took a direct hit> b (1) : to accept as true : BELIEVE <I'll take your word for it> (2) : FOLLOW <take my advice> (3) : to accept with the mind in a specified way <took the news hard> c : to indulge in and enjoy <was taking his ease on the porch> d : to receive or accept as a return (as in payment, compensation, or reparation) e : to accept in a usually professional relationship -- often used with on <agreed to take him on as a client> f : to refrain from hitting at (a pitched ball)
13 a (1) : to let in : ADMIT <the boat was taking water fast> (2) : ACCOMMODATE <the suitcase wouldn't take another thing> b : to be affected injuriously by (as a disease) : CONTRACT <take cold>; also : to be seized by <take a fit> <take fright> c : to absorb or become impregnated with (as dye); also : to be effectively treated by <a surface that takes a fine polish>
14 a : APPREHEND, UNDERSTAND <how should I take your remark> b : CONSIDER, SUPPOSE <I take it you're not going> c : RECKON, ACCEPT <taking a stride at 30 inches> d : FEEL, EXPERIENCE <take pleasure> <take an instant dislike to someone> <take offense>
15 : to lead, carry, or cause to go along to another place <this bus will take you into town> <took an umbrella with her>
16 a : REMOVE <take eggs from a nest> b (1) : to put an end to (life) (2) : to remove by death <was taken in his prime> c : SUBTRACT <take two from four> d : EXACT <the weather took its toll>
17 a : to undertake and make, do, or perform <take a walk> <take aim> <take legal action> <take a test> <take a look> b : to participate in <take a meeting>
18 a : to deal with <take first things first> b : to consider or view in a particular relation <taken together, the details were significant>; especially : to consider as an example <take style, for instance> c (1) : to apply oneself to the study of <take music lessons> <take French> (2) : to study for especially successfully <taking a degree in engineering> <took holy orders>
19 : to obtain money from especially fraudulently <took me for all I had>
20 : to pass or attempt to pass through, along, or over <took the curve too fast>
intransitive senses
1 : to obtain possession: as a : CAPTURE b : to receive property under law as one's own
2 : to lay hold : CATCH, HOLD
3 : to establish a take especially by uniting or growing <90 percent of the grafts take>
4 a : to betake oneself : set out : GO <take after a purse snatcher> b chiefly dialect -- used as an intensifier or redundantly with a following verb <took and swung at the ball>
5 a : to take effect : ACT, OPERATE <hoped the lesson he taught would take> b : to show the natural or intended effect <dry fuel takes readily>
6 : CHARM, CAPTIVATE <a taking smile>
8 : to be seized or attacked in a specified way : BECOME <took sick>
- tak·er noun
- take a back seat : to have or assume a secondary position or status
- take a bath : to suffer a heavy financial loss
- take account of : to take into account
- take advantage of 1 : to use to advantage : profit by 2 : to impose on : EXPLOIT
- take after : to resemble in features, build, character, or disposition
- take apart 1 : to disconnect the pieces of : DISASSEMBLE 2 : to treat roughly or harshly : tear into
- take a powder : to leave hurriedly
- take care : to be careful or watchful : exercise caution or prudence
- take care of : to attend to or provide for the needs, operation, or treatment of
- take charge : to assume care, custody, command, or control
- take effect 1 : to become operative 2 : to be effective
- take exception : OBJECT <took exception to the remark>
- take five or take ten : to take a break especially from work
- take for : to suppose to be esp : to suppose mistakenly to be
- take for granted 1 : to assume as true, real, or expected 2 : to value too lightly
- take heart : to gain courage or confidence
- take hold 1 : GRASP, GRIP, SEIZE 2 : to become attached or established : take effect
- take into account : to make allowance for
- take in vain : to use (a name) profanely or without proper respect
- take issue : DISAGREE
- take it on the chin : to suffer from the results of a situation
- take kindly to : to show an inclination to accept or approve
- take notice of : to observe or treat with special attention
- take one's time : to be leisurely about doing something
- take place : HAPPEN, OCCUR
- take root 1 : to become rooted 2 : to become fixed or established
- take shape : to assume a definite or distinctive form
- take stock : to make an assessment
- take the cake : to carry off the prize : rank first
- take the count 1 of a boxer : to be counted out 2 : to go down in defeat
- take the floor : to rise (as in a meeting or a legislative assembly) to make a formal address
- take to 1 : to go to or into <take to the woods> 2 : to apply or devote oneself to (as a practice, habit, or occupation) <take to begging> 3 : to adapt oneself to : respond to <takes to water like a duck> 4 : to conceive a liking for
- take to task : to call to account for a shortcoming : CRITICIZE
- take turns : ALTERNATE
synonyms TAKE, SEIZE, GRASP, CLUTCH, SNATCH, GRAB mean to get hold of by or as if by catching up with the hand. TAKE is a general term applicable to any manner of getting something into one's possession or control <take some salad from the bowl>. SEIZE implies a sudden and forcible movement in getting hold of something tangible or an apprehending of something fleeting or elusive when intangible <seized the suspect>. GRASP stresses a laying hold so as to have firmly in possession <grasp the handle and pull>. CLUTCH suggests avidity or anxiety in seizing or grasping and may imply less success in holding <clutching her purse>. SNATCH suggests more suddenness or quickness but less force than SEIZE <snatched a doughnut and ran>. GRAB implies more roughness or rudeness than SNATCH <grabbed roughly by the arm>.

Synonyms of take

Accept, Acquire, Admit, Adopt, Aim, Ask, Assume, Bring, Carry, Charter, Choose, Claim, Conduct, Consider, Consume, Contain, Contract, Convey, Deal, Demand, Direct, Drive, Engage, Exact, Fill, Film, Get, Guide, Have, Hire, Hold, Ingest, Involve, Issue, Lead, Learn, Lease, Make, Necessitate, Need, Occupy, Pack, Postulate, Proceeds, Read, Remove, Rent, Require, Return, Select, Shoot, Strike, Study, Submit, Subscribe, Train, Undergo, Withdraw, Yield,

Antonyms of take

Abstain, Decline, Desist, Disclaim, Eliminate, Give, Obviate, Refrain, Refuse, Reject,