Tak"ing (?), a.

1.

Apt to take; alluring; attracting.

Subtile in making his temptations most taking. Fuller.

2.

Infectious; contageous.

[Obs.]

Beau. & Fl.

-- Tak"ing*ly, adv. -- Tak"ing*ness, n.

 

© Webster 1913.


Tak"ing, n.

1.

The act of gaining possession; a seizing; seizure; apprehension.

2.

Agitation; excitement; distress of mind.

[Colloq.]

What a taking was he in, when your husband asked who was in the basket! Shak.

3.

Malign influence; infection.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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