American English

Definition of take noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a scene or part of a movie that is filmed at one time without stopping the camera We managed to get it right in just two takes.
  2. 2[usually singular] (informal) an amount of money that someone receives, especially the money that is earned by a business during a particular period of time How much is my share of the take?
  3. 3take on something (informal) the particular opinion or idea that someone has about something What's his take on the plan? a new take on the Romeo and Juliet story (= a way of presenting it) see also double take
  4. Idioms
    be on the take (informal)
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    to accept money from someone for helping them in a dishonest or illegal way
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: take