Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Take"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Issue \Is"sue\, n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir,
eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go,
akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as
prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman,
{Commence}, {Errant}, {Exit}, {Eyre}, {Initial}, {Yede}
1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any
inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a
pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of
people from a house.

2. The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery;
issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding
officer; the issue of money from a treasury.

3. That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole
quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue
of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.

4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law,
sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from
a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.

If the king Should without issue die. --Shak.

5. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or
other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a
term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.

6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20.

7. (Med.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy
part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and
discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.

8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event;
hence, contest; test; trial.

Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak.

While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak.

9. A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take
affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of
alternatives between which to choose or decide.

10. (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact
depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one
side and denied on the other, is presented for
determination. See {General issue}, under {General}, and
{Feigned issue}, under {Feigned}. --Blount. Cowell.

{At issue}, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting;
hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent.

As much at issue with the summer day As if you
brought a candle out of doors. --Mrs.

{Bank of issue}, {Collateral issue}, etc. See under {Bank},
{Collateral}, etc.

{Issue pea}, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain
irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and
discharge of pus.

{To join}, or {take}, {issue}, to take opposing sides in a
matter in controversy.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Take \Take\ (t[=a]k), v. t.
1. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to
take a group or a scene. [Colloq.]

2. 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. [Obs.
exc. Slang or Dial.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Take \Take\, obs. p. p. of {Take}.
Taken. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Take \Take\, v. t. [imp. {Took}; p. p. {Takend}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth.
t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.]
1. 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. Hence, specifically:
(a) 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

This man was taken of the Jews. --Acts xxiii.

Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take;
Not that themselves are wise, but others weak.

They that come abroad after these showers are
commonly taken with sickness. --Bacon.

There he blasts the tree and takes the cattle
And makes milch kine yield blood. --Shak.
(b) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to
captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.

Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
--Prov. vi.

Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect,
that he had no patience. --Wake.

I know not why, but there was a something in
those half-seen features, -- a charm in the very
shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, --
which took me more than all the outshining
loveliness of her companions. --Moore.
(c) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to
have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.

Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my
son. And Jonathan was taken. --1 Sam. xiv.

The violence of storming is the course which God
is forced to take for the destroying . . . of
sinners. --Hammond.
(d) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to
require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.

This man always takes time . . . before he
passes his judgments. --I. Watts.
(e) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to
picture; as, to take picture of a person.

Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
(f) To draw; to deduce; to derive. [R.]

The firm belief of a future judgment is the most
forcible motive to a good life, because taken
from this consideration of the most lasting
happiness and misery. --Tillotson.
(g) 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.
(h) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
(i) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand
over; as, he took the book to the bindery.

He took me certain gold, I wot it well.
(k) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as,
to take the breath from one; to take two from four.

2. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to
endure; to acknowledge; to accept. Specifically:
(a) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to
refuse or reject; to admit.

Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
murderer. --Num. xxxv.

Let not a widow be taken into the number under
threescore. --1 Tim. v.
(b) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to
partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
(c) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to
clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.

You take me right. --Bacon.

Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing
else but the science love of God and our
neighbor. --Wake.

[He] took that for virtue and affection which
was nothing but vice in a disguise. --South.

You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl.
(f) 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

I take thee at thy word. --Rowe.

Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . .
Not take the mold. --Dryden.

{To be taken aback}, {To take advantage of}, {To take air},
etc. See under {Aback}, {Advantage}, etc.

{To take aim}, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim.

{To take along}, to carry, lead, or convey.

{To take arms}, to commence war or hostilities.

{To take away}, to carry off; to remove; to cause deprivation
of; to do away with; as, a bill for taking away the votes
of bishops. ``By your own law, I take your life away.''

{To take breath}, to stop, as from labor, in order to breathe
or rest; to recruit or refresh one's self.

{To take care}, to exercise care or vigilance; to be
solicitous. ``Doth God take care for oxen?'' --1 Cor. ix.

{To take care of}, to have the charge or care of; to care
for; to superintend or oversee.

{To take down}.
(a) To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher,
place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower;
to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down
pride, or the proud. ``I never attempted to be
impudent yet, that I was not taken down.''
(b) To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
(c) To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a
house or a scaffold.
(d) To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's
words at the time he utters them.

{To take effect}, {To take fire}. See under {Effect}, and

{To take ground to the right} or {to the left} (Mil.), to
extend the line to the right or left; to move, as troops,
to the right or left.

{To take heart}, to gain confidence or courage; to be

{To take heed}, to be careful or cautious. ``Take heed what
doom against yourself you give.'' --Dryden.

{To take heed to}, to attend with care, as, take heed to thy

{To take hold of}, to seize; to fix on.

{To take horse}, to mount and ride a horse.

{To take in}.
(a) To inclose; to fence.
(b) To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend.
(c) To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail
or furl; as, to take in sail.
(d) To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
(e) To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in
(f) To win by conquest. [Obs.]

For now Troy's broad-wayed town He shall take
in. --Chapman.
(g) To receive into the mind or understanding. ``Some
bright genius can take in a long train of
propositions.'' --I. Watts.
(h) To receive regularly, as a periodical work or
newspaper; to take. [Eng.]

{To take in hand}. See under {Hand}.

{To take in vain}, to employ or utter as in an oath. ``Thou
shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.''
--Ex. xx. 7.

{To take issue}. See under {Issue}.

{To take leave}. See {Leave}, n., 2.

{To take a newspaper}, {magazine}, or the like, to receive it
regularly, as on paying the price of subscription.

{To take notice}, to observe, or to observe with particular

{To take notice of}. See under {Notice}.

{To take oath}, to swear with solemnity, or in a judicial

{To take off}.
(a) To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove
from the top of anything; as, to take off a load; to
take off one's hat.
(b) To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb.
(c) To destroy; as, to take off life.
(d) To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of
an argument.
(e) To withdraw; to call or draw away. --Locke.
(f) To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine.
(g) To purchase; to take in trade. ``The Spaniards having
no commodities that we will take off.'' --Locke.
(h) To copy; to reproduce. ``Take off all their models in
wood.'' --Addison.
(i) To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
(k) To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars
than preferments can take off. [R.] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Take \Take\, v. i.
1. 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. --Shak.

When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.

In impressions from mind to mind, the impression
taketh, but is overcome . . . before it work any
manifest effect. --Bacon.

2. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.

Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake, And
hint he writ it, if the thing should take.

3. 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.

4. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his
face does not take well.

{To take after}.
(a) To learn to follow; to copy; to imitate; as, he takes
after a good pattern.
(b) To resemble; as, the son takes after his father.

{To take in with}, to resort to. [Obs.] --Bacon.

{To take on}, to be violently affected; to express grief or
pain in a violent manner.

{To take to}.
(a) To apply one's self to; to be fond of; to become
attached to; as, to take to evil practices. ``If he
does but take to you, . . . you will contract a great
friendship with him.'' --Walpole.
(b) To resort to; to betake one's self to. ``Men of
learning, who take to business, discharge it generally
with greater honesty than men of the world.''

{To take up}.
(a) To stop. [Obs.] ``Sinners at last take up and settle
in a contempt of religion.'' --Tillotson.
(b) To reform. [Obs.] --Locke.

{To take up with}.
(a) To be contended to receive; to receive without
opposition; to put up with; as, to take up with plain
fare. ``In affairs which may have an extensive
influence on our future happiness, we should not take
up with probabilities.'' --I. Watts.
(b) To lodge with; to dwell with. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.

{To take with}, to please. --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Take \Take\, n.
1. That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish
captured at one haul or catch.

2. (Print.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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
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
15: experience or feel; submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the
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},
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},
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}]

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