Appendix:Dictionary notes/catch

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Verb[edit]

gloss W1913 [1] WN [2] DCE [3] CC [4] OED [5] RHU [6] AH4 [7] MW3 [8] MQ4 [9]
seize object in motion 1 4 1a 1 24 3 4b 2c 6
seize after pursuing 2 5 2a, 2b 2 (included in 24) 1 1 1a 1
capture, snare (animal, etc.) 3 8 7 9 4 2 2 1b
trip up, deceive 4 17 3 3 5 16 15 1c 2
apprehend, grasp with the mind 5 (mind) 2 (senses), 18 (mind) 12 (mind) 35a 18 (mind) 12a (mind) 9a, 11(II)(slang) 17
spread or be conveyed to (fire catches) 6 20, 26(fad) 22b 17 (ignite) 13(obsolete), 14a(fire), 14b 26 (fire) 4(II) (ignite) 2f (fire), 1(II) (fire) 20
charm, allure 7 23 14 37 17 14 16
get possession of 8, 1(II) 6a, 6b(?) 6a
be infected by/with 9 12 (fire/mood), 19 (illness) 4 (illness), 22a (fire) 8 33 (illness), 34 (mood) 5 (illness), 14 (mood) 9 (illness), 10a (mood) 3a (illness), 3b (mood), 6a (fire) 10
discover (someone doing something) 10 1 3 9a 4 3a, 3b 1d 4
reach in time 11 9 9 6 7b 6 5b 6c, 6d(?) 3a
be held or impeded (foot catches) 2(II) 6 10 18 22 1(II) 3a(II) 18
take hold; latch 3(II) 10 28 (snag) 8 (take hold), 15, 24(intransitive) 6a (snag) 4(II) 12 (snag), 13, 19(intransitive)
spread by infection 4(II) 3(II)
hit someone somewhere 3 25 5 11 13 7 2b (emotionally), 3c 5
regain (catch breath) 10 20 16b
catch up with, overtake 11 (included in 6) 7a, 8 23 5a 1g (unprepared), 6b
stop, interrupt 13 (oneself) 16 ("hold back") 26 (breath only), 27 11 8 (oneself) 1e (oneself), 3b(II) (breath only) 9
overhear 14 13 19 11a (incl. seeing)
watch or listen to (a show) 15 15 7 35b 12 11b, 16a (informal) 12 15
cause to be impeded (catch one's foot) 16 17 9 6b 2g 12
hear correctly (catch someone's name) 21 12 (neg. only) 13 (included in 19)
suffer (catch Hell)[10] 22 30 10b 3d
attract and hold (catch someone's eye) (included in 7) 7 1b, 11 11 37b 10 13 7 14
reproduce/describe faithfully 24 21 15 36 20 12b 9b
take in and retain (catch water) 25 28 (included in 3) 4a
play baseball as the catcher 27 32b 24e 25 5(II) 10b, 10(II)
notice (included in 10?) 28 1h
delay (passive) (caught in traffic) (included in 2(II)?) 29 6c
shine on (light catches) 29 8b ("make contact")
be or be blown on (wind catches) 31 31b 5(II)
end a player's innings in cricket 32a 18 24c 10a 8
chase 1
run 2
become pregnant 9b (passive) 8(II)("domestic mammal")
grasp (at) 19 22, 23, 12a("seize") 7 (seize) 4a (seize), 2(II) 2, 2a(seize), 2(II)
make good contact with water when rowing 12b
germinate and establish 12c 27 9(II)
begin 15
attach 16a,16b
snatch (away) 21
seize an opportunity 25 2d
acquire 29 (obsolete), 38 2e
assist in birthing 21 (southern US)
marry 1f
get briefly 5
handle suitably 11
turn over (engine catches) 6b(II)
freeze over 7(II) (dialectal)
scorch and stick to the pan 12(II)
take, board 3b
to surf a wave in a certain fashion 7
fare in catching 21

Noun[edit]

gloss W1913 [1] WN [2] DCE [3] CC [4] OED [5] RHU [6] AH4 [7] MW3 [8] MQ4 [9]
act of seizing/catching 1 9 21 1a 28 1 2 22
that by which sth. is fastened or stopped 2 7 3 22 10 29 2 23
posture of readiness to seize 3 (archaic) 1b
that which is caught 4 4 23 11a 32 3a 1 24
something desirable to be caught 5 (colloquial) 33 3b 4 25
(plural) passing opportunities 6
trace, remembrance 7
type of canon or round 8 29 14 36 10 5 27
hidden drawback 1 2 (informal) 27a, 27b(noun adjunct) 7b 30 8 7 30
break in voice 5 6 1e (glottal) 31 6 2b, 9 ("glottal stop")
restraint 6
ball game 8 5 34 4b 2d
act of arresting a criminal 10
act of catching a ball 1 1c? 37 4a 2c
quantity caught (included in 4; includes "profit") 2 4 (fish only) 24 2b (fish only) (included in 32) 5 (included in 1) (included in 24)
marriage partner/prospect (included in 5) 3 7 25 (informal) 11b (colloquial) (included in 33) (included in 4) 26 (colloquial)
catching a cricket ball before it reaches the ground 28 3 28a
gripping water with oar 1d 38 2e 29
catching fish 2a 2a
harvest / crop 2c 39 (establishment of crop) 8 (germination and establishment)
cricket player who catches well 3b
trick question 7a (obsolete)
artifice to catch attention 8
view 9 (obsolete)
last sheep shorn 11c (Australia/NZ) 31
key point 12 (obsolete)
fragment 13 (obsolete) 35 9 6
break in operation 7
wicket gained by a catch 28b

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.sh?WORD=catch
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=catch
  3. 3.0 3.1 From print edition.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Collins Concise, 5th ed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50034499 (subscription) Those senses not attested after 1500 are ignored here.
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/catch
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.bartleby.com/61/73/C0157300.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/unabridged?va=catch (subscription)
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/ (subscription)
  10. ^ Given in some dictionaries only as "catch it."