What is take in?

  • (verb): Take into one's family.
    Synonyms: adopt
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "take in":

  • (verb): Hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers.
    Synonyms: catch, overhear
  • (verb): Call for and obtain payment of.
    Synonyms: collect
  • (verb): Provide with shelter.
  • (verb): Visit for entertainment.
    Example: "Take in the sights"
  • (verb): Make (clothes) smaller.
    Example: "Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight"
  • (verb): Express willingness to have in one's home or environs.
    Synonyms: receive, invite
  • (verb): Fold up.
    Example: "Take in the sails"
    Synonyms: gather in
  • (verb): Suck or take up or in.
    Synonyms: absorb

Famous quotes containing the word take:

    Calms appear, when Storms are past;
    Love will have his Hour at last:
    Nature is my kindly Care;
    Mars destroys, and I repair;
    Take me, take me, while you may,
    Venus comes not ev’ry Day.
    John Dryden (1631–1700)