from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of take.

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  • adj. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
  • adj. In a monoamorous relationship
  • v. Past participle of take

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. p. of take.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Past participle of take.
  • n. A Middle English form of token.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. be affected with an indisposition
  • adj. understood in a certain way; made sense of


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  • Said boy was taken up by Thomas Walton, and says _he was free_, and that his parents live near Shawneetown, Illinois, and that he was _taken_ from that place in July 1836; says his father's name is William, and his mother's Sally Brown, and that they moved from Fredericksburg,

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • ” But, sir, the very moment we had taken up arms in their defense, it was discovered that all these were mere “fictions of the brain”; and that the whole number in the State of Massachusetts was but eleven; and that even these had been “taken by mistake.

    On the Foote Resolution

  • "You've taken a mouthful out of my flask; not _taken_ it, certainly, but it went over your tongue all the same.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

  • Nocturne – a term taken over by Chopin from the Irish composer John Field, but frequently employed by painters, too, particularly Whistler – is written in the relaxed, ambulatory tone of an 18th-century rambler's tale.

    Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight by James Attlee – review

  • Harmartolos was a term taken from archery, meaning to miss the target: in this context it simply means someone who does not adhere to the Jewish law or ritual observances—either because he or she has failed to keep the prescribed practices, or because he or she is not Jewish at all14.

    The Templar Revelation

  • With a title taken from a theatrical stage-direction term for sounds originating offstage, the play appropriately skewers the backstage events and relationships of actors taking part in a fictitious tour of a sex comedy.

    What's On Around Europe

  • He mined that cosy vein further in Checking Out 2005, and a year later published his memoir Just One More Thing, with a title taken from his famous exit line in Columbo.

    Peter Falk obituary

  • But that ruling didn't stop the NLRB from claiming authority over most Catholic colleges and universities by arguing that Catholic Bishop protects only "church-controlled" institutions that are "substantially religious," a phrase taken from Chief Justice Warren Burger's majority opinion in the case.

    Are Catholic Colleges Catholic Enough?

  • That resulted in Steve's new novel, with the title taken from Hank's final single, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive also the title of Earle's latest CD.

    Greg Mitchell: Steve Earle: Still Singing, and Acting, Against the Death Penalty

  • Care was named Care because Roger always named his stuffed animals and toys after a word taken from the toy's label.

    care & danger


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