- the act of a person or thing that takes.
- the state of being taken.
- something that is taken.
- an action by the federal government, as a regulatory ruling, that imposes a restriction on the use of private property for which the owner must be compensated.
- takings, receipts, especially of money earned or gained.
- Archaic. a state of agitation or distress.
- captivating, winning, or pleasing.
- Archaic. infectious or contagious.
Origin of taking
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- charming, fascinating, or intriguing
- informal infectious; catching
- something taken
- (plural) receipts; earnings
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