take

(redirected from five)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

take

v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate, getting title to real property, or stealing an object.

take

(Acquire), verb adopt, attach, carry, derive, excise, gain, get, impound, impress, obtain, preempt, procure, profit, reap, secure, sequester
Associated concepts: take effect, take over

take

(Deceive), verb betray, cheat, cozen, defraud, dupe, fool, gull, lead astray, mislead, victimize

take

(Seize), verb apprehend, appropriate, arrogate, capture, confiscate, embezzle, extort, grab, hijack, loot, pilfer, plunder, purloin, usurp
Associated concepts: burglary, grand larceny, grand theft, larceny, take a case from the jury, trespassing

take

(Understand), verb adopt, catch on, estimate, get the meaning of, grasp the meaning, hold as, set down as account as, take for, view as
See also: acquire, adopt, apprehend, appropriate, arrest, attach, carry, confiscate, derive, despoil, endure, excise, gain, hijack, impound, impress, inherit, loot, obtain, partake, pilfer, plunder, preempt, procure, profit, purloin, reap, receive, secure, seize, sequester, spoils, suffer, transport, trust, usurp

TAKE. This is a technical expression which signifies to be entitled to; as, a devisee will take under the will. To take also signifies to seize, as to take and carry away.

References in classic literature ?
One blundering girl in a telephone exchange cost me five thousand dollars on the day of the panic in 1907," said George Kessler.
To build a new switchboard," said European manufacturers, "will require four or five months.
Not quite so many, in fact, as there are in five of the skyscrapers of New York.
Kearns, with every eye upon him, looked at his two-card draw, counted the other three to dispel any doubt of holding more than five cards, and wrote on a betting slip.
He likewise examined his draw and counted his five cards.
Five minutes after the new telegram reached the minister, Debray had the horses put to his carriage, and drove to Danglars' house.
Danglars lost five hundred thousand francs; but he rid himself of all his Spanish shares.
Five dollars for five thousand words, ten words for a cent - that particular thought took up its residence in his brain, and he could no more escape it than he could the "$3.
Perhaps it will raise enough to purchase thee four or five hundred francs of rentes, on which thou may'st live with frugality.
What say you, mademoiselle--will you accept the forty five francs, or would you prefer seeing the marchande de mode?
Gilbert of the White Hand followed with five, and Clifton with four.
Aye, and in all the world beside," answered the King; "and thereunto I would stake five hundred pounds.