take


take (http://definr.com/take)

     n 1: the income arising from land or other property; "the average
          return was about 5%" [syn: return, issue, proceeds,
           takings, yield, payoff]
     2: the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without
        interruption
     v 1: carry out: "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
     2: as of time or space: "It took three hours to get to work
        this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
        [syn: occupy, use up]
     3: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can
        you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to
        the palace" [syn: lead, direct, conduct, guide]
     4: get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!" "Can
        you take this bag, please" [syn: get hold of]
     5: take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice
        took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he
        adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange
        manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these
        fables" [syn: assume, acquire, adopt, take on]
     6: interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular
        meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire";
        "How should I take this message?"; You can't take credit
        for this!" [syn: read]
     7: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me
        the box from the other room";  "Take these letters to the
        boss"; also metaphorical, as in "This brings me to the
        main point" [syn: bring, convey]
     8: take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from
        Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" [ant: give]
     9: require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do
        what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This
        job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position
        demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls
        for a spectacular dessert" [syn: necessitate, ask, need,
         require, involve, call for, demand] [ant: obviate]
     10: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives;
         "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for
         your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among
         the dozen the salesgirl had shown her" [syn: choose, select,
          pick out]
     11: travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation,
         or a certain route: "He takes the bus to work"; "She
         takes Route 1 to Newark"
     12: receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl
         who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't
         have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
         [syn: accept, have] [ant: refuse]
     13: assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as
         director of development" [syn: fill]
     14: consider, as of an example; "Take the case of China";
         "Consider the following case" [syn: consider, deal, {look
         at}]
     15: experience or feel; submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the
         plunge"
     16: make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene";
         "shoot a movie" [syn: film, shoot]
     17: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking
         off, etc.; or remove something abstract; "remove a
         threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes
         from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This
         machine withdraws heat from the environment" [syn: remove,
          take away, withdraw]
     18: serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl
         of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee" [syn:
          consume, ingest, take in, have] [ant: abstain]
     19: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
         [syn: undergo, submit]
     20: make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take
         an opportunity" [syn: accept]
     21: take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army
         took the fort on the hill"
     22: occupy or take on, as of a position or posture; "He assumes
         the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; We
         took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her
         position behind the tree"; "strike a pose" [syn: assume,
          strike, take up]
     23: admit into a group or community; "accept students for
         graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to
         admit a new member" [syn: accept, admit, take on]
     24:  ascertain or determine by measuring, computing, etc.: "take
         a pulse"; take a reading from a dial: "A reading was
         taken of the earth's tremors"
     25: be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the
         bar exam" [syn: learn, study, read]
     26: take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of
         affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard
         work took its toll on her" [syn: claim, exact]
     27: head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took
         to the hills"; "We made for the mountains" [syn: make]
     28: aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as
         photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little
         brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't
         train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's
         opponent" [syn: aim, train, take aim, direct]
     29: be seized in a specified way; "take sick", "be taken drunk"
     30: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes
         an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun
         when she goes into the mountains" [syn: carry, pack]
     31: engage in a commercial transaction; "We took an apartment on
         a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a
         guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, hire, charter,
          engage]
     32: receive or obtain by regular payment; "We take the Times
         every day" [syn: subscribe, subscribe to]
     33: buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
     34: to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort;
         "take shelter from the storm"
     35: have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when
         she was most vulnerable" [syn: have]
     36: lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole
         idea" [syn: claim] [ant: disclaim]
     37: be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the
         dye" [syn: accept]
     38: be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take
         all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon" [syn: contain,
          hold]
     39: develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
     40: proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
         [syn: drive]
     41: obtain by winning: "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
     42: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He
         got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a
         chill" [syn: contract, get]