2. take ·noun the quantity or copy given to a compositor at one time.
3. take ·vi to admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his face does not take well.
4. take ·noun that which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish captured at one haul or catch.
5. take ·vi to please; to gain reception; to succeed.
6. take ·add. ·vt to make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to take a group or a scene.
7. take ·vt to lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
8. take ·vt to draw; to deduce; to derive.
9. take ·vt not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
10. take ·vt to receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
11. take ·vt to accept, as something offered; to receive; not to refuse or reject; to admit.
12. take ·vt to make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
13. take ·vt to carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
14. take ·add. ·vt 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.
15. take ·vi 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.
xvi. take ·vt to form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to picture; as, to take picture of a person.
xvii. take ·vt to remove; to withdraw; to deduct;
with from; as, to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
xviii. take ·vt in a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to endure; to acknowledge; to accept.
xix. take ·vt 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.
xx. take ·vt to gain or secure the interest or affection of; to captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
xxi. take ·vt 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.
xxii. take ·vt to employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
xxiii. take ·vi 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.
xxiv. take ·vt 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.
xxv. take ·vt 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.
xxvi. take ·vt 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.
xxvii. take ·vt 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.