(adjective, verb)


1. understood in a certain way; made sense of

- a word taken literally

- a smile taken as consent

Similar word(s): understood, interpreted

2. be affected with an indisposition

- the child was taken ill

- couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk

Similar word(s): affected

Sentences with taken as an adjective:

- He was very taken with the girl, I hear.

- I can't ask her out, she's taken.


1. past participle of take