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Webster 1913 Edition


Taken

Tak′en

(tāk′’n)
,
p.
p.
of
Take
.
2.
To cut off;
as,
to take off
the head, or a limb
.
3.
To destroy;
as,
to take off
life
.
4.
To remove; to invalidate;
as,
to take off
the force of an argument
.
6.
To swallow;
as,
to take off
a glass of wine
.
7.
To purchase; to take in trade.
“The Spaniards having no commodities that we will take off.”
Locke.
8.
To copy; to reproduce.
Take off all their models in wood.”
Addison.
9.
To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
10.
To find place for; to dispose of;
as, more scholars than preferments can
take off
.
[R.]
Bacon.

Webster 1828 Edition


Taken

TAKEN

, ta'kn. pp. of take. Received; caught; apprehended; captivated, &c.

Definition 2022


taken

taken

See also: tåken

English

Adjective

taken (not comparable)

  1. Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
    He was very taken with the girl, I hear.
  2. (informal) In a monoamorous relationship
    I can't ask her out, she's taken.

Translations

Verb

taken

  1. past participle of take

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: given · hands · turned · #239: taken · end · rather · until

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːkən
  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːkə(n)/

Etymology 1

Noun

taken

  1. Plural form of taak

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch taken (to take, to grasp). Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *tēkaną (to touch), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₁g-, *dh₁g- (to touch). Related to Dutch takelen. Cognate with English take.

Verb

taken

  1. (archaic, dialectal) to take, to grasp
  2. (archaic, dialectal) to touch
Inflection
Inflection of taken (weak)
infinitive taken
past singular taakte
past participle getaakt
infinitive taken
gerund taken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular taak taakte
2nd person sing. (jij) taakt taakte
2nd person sing. (u) taakt taakte
2nd person sing. (gij) taakt taakte
3rd person singular taakt taakte
plural taken taakten
subjunctive sing.1 take taakte
subjunctive plur.1 taken taakten
imperative sing. taak
imperative plur.1 taakt
participles takend getaakt
1) Archaic.

Anagrams


Swedish

Noun

taken

  1. definite plural of tak