catching

adjective catch·ing

Definition of catching

  1. 1 :  infectious, contagious the flu is catching his spirit is catching

  2. 2 :  catchy, alluring

Examples of catching in a sentence

  1. I have a cold. Is it catching?

  2. a cold is often catching before the symptoms even begin

1590

First Known Use of catching

1590



CATCHING Defined for English Language Learners

catching

adjective catch·ing

Definition of catching for English Language Learners

  • : able to be passed quickly from one person or animal to another


CATCHING Defined for Kids

catching

adjective catch·ing \ˈka-ching, ˈke-\

Definition of catching for Students

  1. 1 :  infectious 1, contagious Is her illness catching?

  2. 2 :  likely to spread as if infectious The laughter was catching.



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