Taking

Adjective

  • (obsolete) infectious; contagious
  • alluring; attractive.

Noun

  • (uncountable) An apprehension.
  • (uncountable) A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
  • (in the plural) The cash or money received (taken) by a shop or other business; receipts.

    "Fred was concerned because the takings from his sweetshop had fallen again for the third week."

  • The act by which something is taken.
  • (countable) That which has been gained.

    "Count the shop's takings."

Verb

  • present participle of take

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