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 After at least 15 years in prison here, Kotey’s plea agreement calls for him to be transferred to the United Kingdom where he would be sentenced to life without chance of parole in five murders and seven hostage-takings. Emily Sacia, The Arizona Republic, 2 May 2022 Tearful leave-takings have been occurring daily on the Ukrainian side of the border. Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2022 Last year, bitcoin miners raked in $16.7 billion in revenue, more than the combined takings of the previous three years. Lawrence Wintermeyer, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 The family recognized before the needless takings of freedom that people on their own were going to take precautions in response to a spreading virus. John Tamny, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 Box office takings in South Korea retreated over the weekend, despite a local film taking the top spot. Patrick Frater, Variety, 21 Nov. 2021 Hollywood takes third place on the charts with the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, which has earned $733 million in global takings. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 25 Nov. 2021 Gross takings over the latest weekend were affected by a significant number of cinema closures, estimated at around 10% of the national total, due to measures being taken to combat the latest COVID-19 outbreaks. Patrick Frater, Variety, 7 Nov. 2021 Then came No Time To Die, which saw the highest opening weekend takings of any James Bond movie, period. Q.ai - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 21 May. 2022.

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