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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
take
n
  1. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
    Synonym(s): return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff
  2. the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
v
  1. carry out; "take action"; "take steps"; "take vengeance"
  2. require (time or space); "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
    Synonym(s): take, occupy, use up
  3. take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
    Synonym(s): lead, take, direct, conduct, guide
  4. get into one's hands, take physically; "Take a cookie!"; "Can you take this bag, please"
    Synonym(s): take, get hold of
  5. take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
    Synonym(s): assume, acquire, adopt, take on, take
  6. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
    Synonym(s): take, read
  7. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
    Synonym(s): bring, convey, take
  8. take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
    Antonym(s): give
  9. travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; "He takes the bus to work"; "She takes Route 1 to Newark"
  10. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
    Synonym(s): choose, take, select, pick out
  11. receive willingly something given or offered; "The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter"; "I won't have this dog in my house!"; "Please accept my present"
    Synonym(s): accept, take, have
    Antonym(s): decline, pass up, refuse, reject, turn down
  12. assume, as of positions or roles; "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"
    Synonym(s): fill, take, occupy
  13. take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
    Synonym(s): consider, take, deal, look at
  14. require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
    Synonym(s): necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
    Antonym(s): eliminate, obviate, rid of
  15. experience or feel or submit to; "Take a test"; "Take the plunge"
  16. make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
    Synonym(s): film, shoot, take
  17. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
    Synonym(s): remove, take, take away, withdraw
  18. serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    Synonym(s): consume, ingest, take in, take, have
    Antonym(s): abstain, desist, refrain
  19. accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
    Synonym(s): take, submit
  20. make use of or accept for some purpose; "take a risk"; "take an opportunity"
    Synonym(s): take, accept
  21. take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
  22. occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
    Synonym(s): assume, take, strike, take up
  23. admit into a group or community; "accept students for graduate study"; "We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member"
    Synonym(s): accept, admit, take, take on
  24. ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; "take a pulse"; "A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"
  25. be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
    Synonym(s): learn, study, read, take
  26. take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"
    Synonym(s): claim, take, exact
  27. head into a specified direction; "The escaped convict took to the hills"; "We made for the mountains"
    Synonym(s): take, make
  28. point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
    Synonym(s): aim, take, train, take aim, direct
  29. be seized or affected in a specified way; "take sick"; "be taken drunk"
  30. have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
    Synonym(s): carry, pack, take
  31. engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
    Synonym(s): lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take
  32. receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
    Synonym(s): subscribe, subscribe to, take
  33. buy, select; "I'll take a pound of that sausage"
  34. to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; "take shelter from the storm"
  35. have sex with; archaic use; "He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"
    Synonym(s): take, have
  36. lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"
    Synonym(s): claim, take
    Antonym(s): disclaim
  37. be designed to hold or take; "This surface will not take the dye"
    Synonym(s): accept, take
  38. be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
    Synonym(s): contain, take, hold
  39. develop a habit; "He took to visiting bars"
  40. proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
    Synonym(s): drive, take
  41. obtain by winning; "Winner takes all"; "He took first prize"
  42. be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
    Synonym(s): contract, take, get
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Issue \Is"sue\, n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir,
      eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go,
      akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as
      prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman,
      {Commence}, {Errant}, {Exit}, {Eyre}, {Initial}, {Yede}
      went.]
      1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any
            inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a
            pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of
            people from a house.
  
      2. The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery;
            issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding
            officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
  
      3. That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole
            quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue
            of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
  
      4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law,
            sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from
            a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
  
                     If the king Should without issue die. --Shak.
  
      5. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or
            other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a
            term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.
  
      6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20.
  
      7. (Med.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy
            part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and
            discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.
  
      8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event;
            hence, contest; test; trial.
  
                     Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak.
  
                     While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak.
  
      9. A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take
            affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of
            alternatives between which to choose or decide.
  
      10. (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact
            depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one
            side and denied on the other, is presented for
            determination. See {General issue}, under {General}, and
            {Feigned issue}, under {Feigned}. --Blount. Cowell.
  
      {At issue}, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting;
            hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent.
  
                     As much at issue with the summer day As if you
                     brought a candle out of doors.            --Mrs.
                                                                              Browning.
           
  
      {Bank of issue}, {Collateral issue}, etc. See under {Bank},
            {Collateral}, etc.
  
      {Issue pea}, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain
            irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and
            discharge of pus.
  
      {To join}, [or] {take}, {issue}, to take opposing sides in a
            matter in controversy.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Take \Take\ (t[amac]k), v. t.
      1. To make a picture, photograph, or the like, of; as, to
            take a group or a scene. [Colloq.]
  
      2. To give or deliver (a blow to); to strike; hit; as, he
            took me in the face; he took me a blow on the head. [Obs.
            exc. Slang or Dial.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Take \Take\, obs. p. p. of {Take}.
      Taken. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Take \Take\, v. t. [imp. {Took}; p. p. {Takend}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth.
      t[c7]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.]
      1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the
            hands, or otherwise; to grasp; to get into one's hold or
            possession; to procure; to seize and carry away; to
            convey. Hence, specifically:
            (a) To obtain possession of by force or artifice; to get
                  the custody or control of; to reduce into subjection
                  to one's power or will; to capture; to seize; to make
                  prisoner; as, to take am army, a city, or a ship;
                  also, to come upon or befall; to fasten on; to attack;
                  to seize; -- said of a disease, misfortune, or the
                  like.
  
                           This man was taken of the Jews.   --Acts xxiii.
                                                                              27.
  
                           Men in their loose, unguarded hours they take;
                           Not that themselves are wise, but others weak.
                                                                              --Pope.
  
                           They that come abroad after these showers are
                           commonly taken with sickness.      --Bacon.
  
                           There he blasts the tree and takes the cattle
                           And makes milch kine yield blood. --Shak.
            (b) To gain or secure the interest or affection of; to
                  captivate; to engage; to interest; to charm.
  
                           Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
                                                                              --Prov. vi.
                                                                              25.
  
                           Cleombroutus was so taken with this prospect,
                           that he had no patience.               --Wake.
  
                           I know not why, but there was a something in
                           those half-seen features, -- a charm in the very
                           shadow that hung over their imagined beauty, --
                           which took me more than all the outshining
                           loveliness of her companions.      --Moore.
            (c) To make selection of; to choose; also, to turn to; to
                  have recourse to; as, to take the road to the right.
  
                           Saul said, Cast lots between me and Jonathan my
                           son. And Jonathan was taken.         --1 Sam. xiv.
                                                                              42.
  
                           The violence of storming is the course which God
                           is forced to take for the destroying . . . of
                           sinners.                                       --Hammond.
            (d) To employ; to use; to occupy; hence, to demand; to
                  require; as, it takes so much cloth to make a coat.
  
                           This man always takes time . . . before he
                           passes his judgments.                  --I. Watts.
            (e) To form a likeness of; to copy; to delineate; to
                  picture; as, to take picture of a person.
  
                           Beauty alone could beauty take so right.
                                                                              --Dryden.
            (f) To draw; to deduce; to derive. [R.]
  
                           The firm belief of a future judgment is the most
                           forcible motive to a good life, because taken
                           from this consideration of the most lasting
                           happiness and misery.                  --Tillotson.
            (g) To assume; to adopt; to acquire, as shape; to permit
                  to one's self; to indulge or engage in; to yield to;
                  to have or feel; to enjoy or experience, as rest,
                  revenge, delight, shame; to form and adopt, as a
                  resolution; -- used in general senses, limited by a
                  following complement, in many idiomatic phrases; as,
                  to take a resolution; I take the liberty to say.
            (h) To lead; to conduct; as, to take a child to church.
            (i) To carry; to convey; to deliver to another; to hand
                  over; as, he took the book to the bindery.
  
                           He took me certain gold, I wot it well.
                                                                              --Chaucer.
            (k) To remove; to withdraw; to deduct; -- with from; as,
                  to take the breath from one; to take two from four.
  
      2. In a somewhat passive sense, to receive; to bear; to
            endure; to acknowledge; to accept. Specifically:
            (a) To accept, as something offered; to receive; not to
                  refuse or reject; to admit.
  
                           Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
                           murderer.                                    --Num. xxxv.
                                                                              31.
  
                           Let not a widow be taken into the number under
                           threescore.                                 --1 Tim. v.
                                                                              10.
            (b) To receive as something to be eaten or dronk; to
                  partake of; to swallow; as, to take food or wine.
            (c) Not to refuse or balk at; to undertake readily; to
                  clear; as, to take a hedge or fence.
            (d) To bear without ill humor or resentment; to submit to;
                  to tolerate; to endure; as, to take a joke; he will
                  take an affront from no man.
            (e) To admit, as, something presented to the mind; not to
                  dispute; to allow; to accept; to receive in thought;
                  to entertain in opinion; to understand; to interpret;
                  to regard or look upon; to consider; to suppose; as,
                  to take a thing for granted; this I take to be man's
                  motive; to take men for spies.
  
                           You take me right.                        --Bacon.
  
                           Charity, taken in its largest extent, is nothing
                           else but the science love of God and our
                           neighbor.                                    --Wake.
  
                           [He] took that for virtue and affection which
                           was nothing but vice in a disguise. --South.
  
                           You'd doubt his sex, and take him for a girl.
                                                                              --Tate.
            (f) To accept the word or offer of; to receive and accept;
                  to bear; to submit to; to enter into agreement with;
                  -- used in general senses; as, to take a form or
                  shape.
  
                           I take thee at thy word.               --Rowe.
  
                           Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command; . . .
                           Not take the mold.                        --Dryden.
  
      {To be taken aback}, {To take advantage of}, {To take air},
            etc. See under {Aback}, {Advantage}, etc.
  
      {To take aim}, to direct the eye or weapon; to aim.
  
      {To take along}, to carry, lead, or convey.
  
      {To take arms}, to commence war or hostilities.
  
      {To take away}, to carry off; to remove; to cause deprivation
            of; to do away with; as, a bill for taking away the votes
            of bishops. [bd]By your own law, I take your life
            away.[b8] --Dryden.
  
      {To take breath}, to stop, as from labor, in order to breathe
            or rest; to recruit or refresh one's self.
  
      {To take care}, to exercise care or vigilance; to be
            solicitous. [bd]Doth God take care for oxen?[b8] --1 Cor.
            ix. 9.
  
      {To take care of}, to have the charge or care of; to care
            for; to superintend or oversee.
  
      {To take down}.
            (a) To reduce; to bring down, as from a high, or higher,
                  place; as, to take down a book; hence, to bring lower;
                  to depress; to abase or humble; as, to take down
                  pride, or the proud. [bd]I never attempted to be
                  impudent yet, that I was not taken down.[b8]
                  --Goldsmith.
            (b) To swallow; as, to take down a potion.
            (c) To pull down; to pull to pieces; as, to take down a
                  house or a scaffold.
            (d) To record; to write down; as, to take down a man's
                  words at the time he utters them.
  
      {To take effect}, {To take fire}. See under {Effect}, and
            {Fire}.
  
      {To take ground to the right} [or] {to the left} (Mil.), to
            extend the line to the right or left; to move, as troops,
            to the right or left.
  
      {To take heart}, to gain confidence or courage; to be
            encouraged.
  
      {To take heed}, to be careful or cautious. [bd]Take heed what
            doom against yourself you give.[b8] --Dryden.
  
      {To take heed to}, to attend with care, as, take heed to thy
            ways.
  
      {To take hold of}, to seize; to fix on.
  
      {To take horse}, to mount and ride a horse.
  
      {To take in}.
            (a) To inclose; to fence.
            (b) To encompass or embrace; to comprise; to comprehend.
            (c) To draw into a smaller compass; to contract; to brail
                  or furl; as, to take in sail.
            (d) To cheat; to circumvent; to gull; to deceive.
                  [Colloq.]
            (e) To admit; to receive; as, a leaky vessel will take in
                  water.
            (f) To win by conquest. [Obs.]
  
                           For now Troy's broad-wayed town He shall take
                           in.                                             --Chapman.
            (g) To receive into the mind or understanding. [bd]Some
                  bright genius can take in a long train of
                  propositions.[b8] --I. Watts.
            (h) To receive regularly, as a periodical work or
                  newspaper; to take. [Eng.]
  
      {To take in hand}. See under {Hand}.
  
      {To take in vain}, to employ or utter as in an oath. [bd]Thou
            shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.[b8]
            --Ex. xx. 7.
  
      {To take issue}. See under {Issue}.
  
      {To take leave}. See {Leave}, n., 2.
  
      {To take a newspaper}, {magazine}, or the like, to receive it
            regularly, as on paying the price of subscription.
  
      {To take notice}, to observe, or to observe with particular
            attention.
  
      {To take notice of}. See under {Notice}.
  
      {To take oath}, to swear with solemnity, or in a judicial
            manner.
  
      {To take off}.
            (a) To remove, as from the surface or outside; to remove
                  from the top of anything; as, to take off a load; to
                  take off one's hat.
            (b) To cut off; as, to take off the head, or a limb.
            (c) To destroy; as, to take off life.
            (d) To remove; to invalidate; as, to take off the force of
                  an argument.
            (e) To withdraw; to call or draw away. --Locke.
            (f) To swallow; as, to take off a glass of wine.
            (g) To purchase; to take in trade. [bd]The Spaniards
                  having no commodities that we will take off.[b8]
                  --Locke.
            (h) To copy; to reproduce. [bd]Take off all their models
                  in wood.[b8] --Addison.
            (i) To imitate; to mimic; to personate.
            (k) To find place for; to dispose of; as, more scholars
                  than preferments can take off. [R.] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Take \Take\, v. i.
      1. To take hold; to fix upon anything; to have the natural or
            intended effect; to accomplish a purpose; as, he was
            inoculated, but the virus did not take. --Shak.
  
                     When flame taketh and openeth, it giveth a noise.
                                                                              --Bacon.
  
                     In impressions from mind to mind, the impression
                     taketh, but is overcome . . . before it work any
                     manifest effect.                                 --Bacon.
  
      2. To please; to gain reception; to succeed.
  
                     Each wit may praise it for his own dear sake, And
                     hint he writ it, if the thing should take.
                                                                              --Addison.
  
      3. To move or direct the course; to resort; to betake one's
            self; to proceed; to go; -- usually with to; as, the fox,
            being hard pressed, took to the hedge.
  
      4. To admit of being pictured, as in a photograph; as, his
            face does not take well.
  
      {To take after}.
            (a) To learn to follow; to copy; to imitate; as, he takes
                  after a good pattern.
            (b) To resemble; as, the son takes after his father.
  
      {To take in with}, to resort to. [Obs.] --Bacon.
  
      {To take on}, to be violently affected; to express grief or
            pain in a violent manner.
  
      {To take to}.
            (a) To apply one's self to; to be fond of; to become
                  attached to; as, to take to evil practices. [bd]If he
                  does but take to you, . . . you will contract a great
                  friendship with him.[b8] --Walpole.
            (b) To resort to; to betake one's self to. [bd]Men of
                  learning, who take to business, discharge it generally
                  with greater honesty than men of the world.[b8]
                  --Addison.
  
      {To take up}.
            (a) To stop. [Obs.] [bd]Sinners at last take up and settle
                  in a contempt of religion.[b8] --Tillotson.
            (b) To reform. [Obs.] --Locke.
  
      {To take up with}.
            (a) To be contended to receive; to receive without
                  opposition; to put up with; as, to take up with plain
                  fare. [bd]In affairs which may have an extensive
                  influence on our future happiness, we should not take
                  up with probabilities.[b8] --I. Watts.
            (b) To lodge with; to dwell with. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
  
      {To take with}, to please. --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Take \Take\, n.
      1. That which is taken; especially, the quantity of fish
            captured at one haul or catch.
  
      2. (Print.) The quantity or copy given to a compositor at one
            time.
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