taking: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (tā'king), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that takes.
  2. the state of being taken.
  3. something that is taken.
  4. an action by the federal government, such as a regulatory ruling, that results in a reduction in the value of private property.
  5. receipts, esp. of money earned or gained.
  6. a state of agitation or distress.
  1. captivating, winning, or pleasing.
  2. infectious or contagious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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