What is take?

  • (verb): Head into a specified direction.
    Synonyms: make
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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Some articles on take:

Take - Conservation Biology
... animals or placing, setting, drawing, or using a net, trap, or other device to take wild animals ... Taking also includes attempting to take wild animals or assisting another person in taking wild animals ...
Elements of Larceny - Take
... The taking or caption element requires that the offender take actual physical control of the property, if but for a moment ...

More definitions of "take":

  • (verb): Accept or undergo, often unwillingly.
    Synonyms: undergo, submit
  • (verb): Take something or somebody with oneself somewhere.
    Example: "Take these letters to the boss"
    Synonyms: bring, convey
  • (verb): Experience or feel or submit to.
    Example: "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
  • (verb): Lay claim to; as of an idea.
    Synonyms: claim
  • (verb): Be designed to hold or take.
    Example: "This surface will not take the dye"
    Synonyms: accept
  • (noun): The act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption.
  • (verb): Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives.
    Example: "Take any one of these cards"
    Synonyms: choose, select, pick out
  • (verb): Take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs.
    Synonyms: claim, exact
  • (verb): Carry out.
    Example: "Take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
  • (verb): Take into one's possession.
    Example: "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
  • (verb): Obtain by winning.
    Example: "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
  • (verb): Get into one's hands, take physically.
    Example: "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
    Synonyms: get hold of
  • (verb): To get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort.
    Example: "Take shelter from the storm"
  • (verb): Take into consideration for exemplifying purposes.
    Example: "Take the case of China"
    Synonyms: consider, deal, look at
  • (verb): Receive or obtain by regular payment.
    Example: "We take the Times every day"
    Synonyms: subscribe, subscribe to
  • (verb): Be capable of holding or containing.
    Example: "This box won't take all the items"
    Synonyms: contain, hold
  • (verb): Interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression.
    Example: "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
    Synonyms: read
  • (verb): Take somebody somewhere.
    Example: "Can you take me to the main entrance?"
    Synonyms: lead, direct, conduct, guide
  • (verb): Be seized or affected in a specified way.
    Example: "Take sick"; "be taken drunk"
  • (verb): Take by force.
    Example: "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
  • (verb): Engage for service under a term of contract.
    Example: "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
    Synonyms: lease, rent, hire, charter, engage
  • (verb): Develop a habit.
    Example: "He took to visiting bars"
  • (verb): Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract.
    Example: "Take the gun from your pocket"
    Synonyms: remove, take away, withdraw
  • (verb): Make a film or photograph of something.
    Example: "Take a scene"
    Synonyms: film, shoot
  • (verb): Be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness.
    Synonyms: contract, get
  • (verb): Proceed along in a vehicle.
    Synonyms: drive
  • (verb): Ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial.
    Example: "Take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
  • (verb): Assume, as of positions or roles.
    Synonyms: fill
  • (verb): Have with oneself; have on one's person.
    Synonyms: carry, pack
  • (verb): Make use of or accept for some purpose.
    Example: "Take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
    Synonyms: accept
  • (verb): Have sex with; archaic use.
    Synonyms: have
  • (verb): Be a student of a certain subject.
    Synonyms: learn, study, read
  • (verb): Travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route.
    Example: "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
  • (verb): Serve oneself to, or consume regularly.
    Example: "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    Synonyms: consume, ingest, take in, have
  • (verb): Receive willingly something given or offered.
    Synonyms: accept, have
  • (verb): Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment.
    Example: "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
    Synonyms: aim, train, take aim, direct
  • (verb): Buy, select.
    Example: "I'll take a pound of that sausage"

Famous quotes containing the word take:

    Calms appear, when Storms are past;
    Love will have his Hour at last:
    Nature is my kindly Care;
    Mars destroys, and I repair;
    Take me, take me, while you may,
    Venus comes not ev’ry Day.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)