takings

plural noun
tak·​ings | \ ˈtā-kiŋz How to pronounce takings (audio) \

Definition of takings

chiefly British
: receipts especially of money

Examples of takings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, the U.S. government has provided about 900 acres as compensation for its unauthorized takings. Promised Land, ProPublica, "The Government Promised to Return Ancestral Hawaiian Land, Then Never Finished the Job," 19 Dec. 2020 When it was released in 1987, The Monster Squad accrued less than monstrous takings at the box office. Clark Collis, EW.com, "The Monster Squad returns in trailer for documentary Wolfman's Got Nards," 28 Sep. 2020 In the Constitution, the takings clause has power over the intellectual property clause because patent rights were established to serve the national interest, not the other way around. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "How to Break a Big Pharma Monopoly on a Covid-19 Vaccine," 24 Aug. 2020 The Fox series went back to production in Hollywood this week, PEOPLE can confirm, takings strict health and safety precautions to keep the contestants and crew safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "The Masked Singer Resumes Production amid COVID-19, Introduces Fan Voting for First Time," 21 Aug. 2020 The Lafayette plaintiffs say threatened enforcement of the executive order violates the due process, equal protection and takings clauses of both the state and U.S. Constitution. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Federal judge upholds Louisiana bar restrictions," 18 Aug. 2020 Plaintiffs who have filed suit in Lafayette say threatened enforcement of the executive order banning on-site service at bars violates the due process, equal protection and takings clauses of both the state and U.S. Constitution. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Governor: Louisiana to remain in "phase two" until at least Aug. 28," 5 Aug. 2020 The plaintiffs say threatened enforcement of the executive order violates the due process, equal protection and takings clauses of both the state and U.S. Constitution. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Bar owners sue Louisiana governor over forced closure," 31 July 2020 Rob Wainwright, head of Europol, Europe’s police agency, has estimated that 3-4% of the continent’s annual criminal takings, or £3bn-4bn ($4.2bn-5.6bn), are crypto-laundered. The Economist, "Crypto money-laundering," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of takings

circa 1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Takings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takings. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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takings

noun

English Language Learners Definition of takings

chiefly British : the amount of money that is earned

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