taking

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taking (comparative more taking, superlative most taking)

  1. alluring; attractive.
    • Fuller
      subtile in making his temptations most taking
  2. (obsolete) infectious; contagious
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)

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taking (countable and uncountable, plural takings)

  1. The act by which something is taken.
    • 2010, Ian Ayres, Optional Law: The Structure of Legal Entitlements (page 75)
      Second, they argue that giving the original owner a take-back option might lead to an infinite sequence of takings and retakings if the exercise price for the take-back option (i.e., the damages assessed at each round) is set too low.
  2. (uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
  3. (uncountable) An apprehension.
  4. (countable) That which has been gained.
    Count the shop's takings.

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taking

  1. Present participle of take.
    • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
      Athelstan Arundel walked home […], foaming and raging. [] He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.

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