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Webster 1913 Edition


Catching

Catch′ing

Adj.
1.
Infectious; contagious.
2.
Captivating; alluring.

Catch′ing

,
Noun.
The act of seizing or taking hold of.
Catching bargain
(Law)
,
a bargain made with an heir expectant for the purchase of his expectancy at an inadequate price.
Bouvier.

Webster 1828 Edition


Catching

CATCHING

,
ppr.
Seizing; taking hold; ensnaring; entangling.

CATCHING

,
Adj.
Communicating, or that may be communicated, by contagion; infectious; as, a disease is catching.

Definition 2021


catching

catching

English

Adjective

catching (comparative more catching, superlative most catching)

  1. (informal) contagious
  2. captivating; alluring
    • 2013, R. T. Wolfe, Dark Vengeance
      Bomb guy looked her up and down, not because he was an attractive man and she was possibly a catching woman.

Hyponyms

Translations

Noun

catching (countable and uncountable, plural catchings)

  1. The action of the verb catch.
    • 1819, Bartholomew Parr, The London Medical Dictionary
      Though catchings of the breath and occasional syncope appear in the more early stages, yet they only become considerable and dangerous in the later []

Verb

catching

  1. present participle of catch