Definition of TAKEN

verb : TAKEN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance" ;

  • 2. (

    ) require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time" ;

  • 4. (

    ) get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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?" ;

  • 7. (

    ) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point" ;

  • 8. (

    ) take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne" ;

  • 15. (

    ) experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge" ;

  • 17. (

    ) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, 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" ;

  • 19. (

    ) accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut" ;

  • 20. (

    ) make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity" ;

  • 21. (

    ) take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill" ;

  • 22. (

    ) occupy or take on; "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" ;